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Stacks is a new way to create pages in RapidWeaver: A plugin designed to combine drag-and-drop simplicity with the power of fluid layout.


  • Fluid Layout: Stacks lets you build pages that flow text to the dimensions of a theme even if the theme has a variable width. You can build flowing columns, flexible rows, and tiles of images.
  • Nesting Objects: Build columns within columns within rows within columns. Or group a stack of objects inside a box. Almost anything is possible with Stacks.
  • Download More Stacks:There are more...

What's New

Version 2.6.1:
  • Corrected an API bug that could cause garbage output in rare cases.
  • Corrected an API bug that could cause global content from separate files to mix.


  • OS X 10.6 or later
  • RapidWeaver 5 or later

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Moogan Member IconReview+70

Essential for Rapidweaver as it releases your designs to be very flexible. Costs of plugins can add up though. Turns Rapidweaver into a very capable tool.

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Version 2.6.1
Bowlerboy_jmb Member IconReview+211

I think that, as soon as you've gained a fundamental introduction into the RapidWeaver interface and how the program works, you will want to get this add-on feature called "Stacks." Stacks does not replace RapidWeaver; Stacks enhances the native power of RapidWeaver. While RapidWeaver provides a wide variety of built-in page types, it limits you to laying out objects on its pages to the native RapidWeaver way. Also, RapidWeaver by itself cannot accomplish a lot of neat tricks that might require the skills of an experienced programmer.

Stacks solves those limitations by creating a special type of page in the Stacks format onto which you can drag other specially designed stacks by a myriad of third party developers, each one set to out-do the other by coming up with clever, useful features that extend the power of RapidWeaver by letting the program—through these individual stacks laid out upon a Stacks page—do things beyond it original conception. In other words, RapidWeaver is the big playground that you need to develop the website, while Stacks is the gateway foundation you need in order to bring other stacks designed to perform specific functions that extend the power of RapidWeaver way beyond its borders.

For example, there is no easy way to build tables in RapidWeaver, but there are a few stacks that do the job quite well. RapidWeaver can give you a photo gallery page that is quite adequate, but basic; there are stacks which do this much better, adding slide show features beyond what RW itself can do. With Stacks, you can create an outline, expand your menu options, add light boxes, lay out your pages easier and cleaner, and do a whole lot more than you can do with RapidWeaver alone.

First, get RapidWeaver, then get Stacks. Then browse the add-ons section at RealMac Software to see all you can do. Then get a grip on your credit card. While Stacks and most stacks and relatively inexpensive, you could get addicted to building up your collection once you see the power of using Stacks in your designs.

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Version 2.6.0
Tvalleau Member IconComment+104

It's $29, not $39...

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Version 2.6.0
Joel Mueller

Thanks, I've updated the listing!

Yazarim Member IconReview+112

Without this plugin, RapidWeaver would be pretty poor. But fortunately there is Stacks. Support is simply splendid. But be ready to spend good money for the miriad of particular stacks. With them you really can do everything

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Version 2.1.3

More, I think Stacks could become the next level of wysiwyg web development ALONE, without Rapidweaver; I used to think that RW should integrate Stacks in standard, but as the development of Stacks and RW goes, I'm sure that Stacks alone can have a better future…

Maclover1.1 Member IconReview+740

Quantum Leap.. RapidWeaver without Stacks is like EggNog without eggs.. Previous version was quite good but a bit awkward.. This version is so much better integrated !! Excellent job as far as I've toyed with 2.0

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Version 2.0.0
Gryphonent Member IconReview+444

Is 2.0 a paid for upgrade? If so, how much? It would surely help to share that info when posting major version upgrades. No info on the developer's website either.

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Version 2.0.0

The upgrade is $15.


2.0 is a paid upgrade. It is right on their product page (you must have missed it) and the upgrade price is $14.95 currently. A great deal for a huge upgrade!

Almostwise Member IconReview+19

Awesome update to the must-have-add-on for Rapidweaver! I have built over 30 websites with Rapidweaver, and every single one of them use Stacks. If you have Rapidweaver, you aren't even scratching the surface of what it can do without this.

Keep up the great work!

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Version 2.0.0
glinner Member IconReview+34

STACKS is a phenomenal plugin for RapidWeaver. It improves the functionality and usefulness by several orders of magnitude.
Make sure you always get the most up-to-date build, as it will have been fine tuned for optimal performance.
If you're the sort of person who sometimes uses C4M and MSJ, I advise you just shell out the cash for this. It really worth the money.
Joe Workman makes some incredible Stacks - you have to check them out. Also be sure to buy Yourhead's "simple" stacks as they rock.
Stacks does have some niggles, but I know that Isiah is always innovating, always improving.

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Version 1.4.4
Surfingalien Member IconReview+4

almost everything has been said but I'd like to add my voice as Stacks user: I bought it at 25$ and it's well worth the price, so a 50% off is a no brainer imho. Support is fantastic, there are plenty of free and inexpensive Stacks out there.
Not only Stacks is a must have for any Rapidweaver user but I think I'd probably get Rapidweaver just to be able to use Stacks!

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Version 1.3.0
Colorwave Member IconComment+4

The best just got better. RapidWeaver without Stacks is like watching black and white TV. It is just fine for some things, but I wouldn't want it as a steady diet.

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Downloads 15,914
Version Downloads 199
Type Development / HTML
License Demo
Date 18 Jul 2014
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $29.95