RapidWeaver 6 arrives with new tools, themes, and more

Realmac Software has released RapidWeaver 6, the latest major version of their web design app. RapidWeaver now requires OS X Mavericks 10.9.4 or higher, and is completely ready for OS X Yosemite. A number of important new features have been added, like 64-bit support, site-wide code, and more.

New features abound in RapidWeaver 6. There are five new themes to choose from. These new themes are all responsive, and you can preview how your pages will look on mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad. While you can start building a new project immediately, RapidWeaver now comes with five example sites based on its new themes to get you started. An addon manager lets you keep track of all of your addons, as well as find new ones. RapidWeaver now also supports OS X's fullscreen mode.

The app now lets you write site-wide code, applying new and edited HTML, CSS, Javascript, and more across all of your pages. To go along with site-wide code, you can also create Master Styles, layouts that every page in a project will follow. The new Versions feature lets you browser previous versions of your project. The publishing engine has been completely re-written with smarter multi-file upload to FTP, FTPS, and SFTP servers.

RapidWeaver 6 is available in full for $89.99 from RealMac's website. Users upgrading from any previous version, even one purchased on the Mac App Store, and even going back to version 1.0, will need to pay $39.99 for the upgrade. RapidWeaver also has a free trial that lets you use the app for an unlimited amount of time, though it restricts you to three pages per project. Realmac has not yet submitted RapidWeaver 6 to the Mac App Store, but plans to do so at a later date, having built the app with the App Store in mind.

Joseph Keller

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  • Sounds like great new features. We are a RapidWeaver shop, but won't be upgrading. We have machines running 10.7.5 up to Yosemite, and if they won't support us, we won't support them.
  • Nice to see this, I almost thought RapidWeaver was dead software. I actually forgot it existed in my Applications folder until i read this post. Not sure if it's worth upgrading, since I am a member of the hand-coding camp and right now I can't justify spending $40 on something I may not use. I'm not entirely against WYSIWYG editors so this may prove to be a nice back up for quick edits. The site-wide code feature caught my eye, as the lack of this kept me from getting too comfy with previous versions.
  • As on reading all things about RapidWeaver software, it appears so nice and useful to me. Moreover, I think the top most USP of this software is in its responsive themes. Definitely a website is now accessed from different devices like Desktop computer, mobile phones and tablets those having dissimilar screen size and resolutions. That’s why website theme should be able to adapt different browser sizes. Earlier, it was so difficult to design a website because you had to start from scratch and spend lots of time on setting CSS files. However, today numbers of website-designing tools are available on net that reduce your effort. In addition plenty of responsive theme as you can see at http://nulledstylez.com/category/wordpress_themes/responsive/ are lessening your tension of managing CSS files. As your software is to accomplish both the work together, hence I think it’s really great. Price is also genuine as per the quality.