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RapidWeaver Reviews8.6.2

14 May 2020

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Bluebird
28 January 2019
Version: 8.1.1

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Rapidweaver just keeps getting better with each update. Those who are negative here are obviously not enjoying the added benefit of using Stacks with Foundation or Foundry. These magical additions are critical to getting serious development from Rapidweaver. They cost extra, but WELL worth the SMALL investment to easily achieve amazing sites. Purchasing extra Stacks to achieve a particular feature is just common sense. No web authoring app can provide everything out of the box to suit your desires. With Stacks you can add almost anything spectacular to complete a dazzling site. Rapidweaver with Stacks and Foundation or Foundry is the way to go.
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neartheredrocks
21 March 2020
Version: 8.5.1
What a joke that this application cannot open or import existing html files! And when copying the html code from a rather simple html file with nothing but three small tables into a new Rapidweaver project there is nothing but crap to be seen. Downloaded, installed, tried, deleted.
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neartheredrocks
21 March 2020
Version: 8.5.1
What a joke that this application cannot open or import existing html files!
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neartheredrocks
21 March 2020
Version: 8.5.1
What a joke that this application cannot open existing html files!
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pl-svn
02 February 2020
Version: 8.5.1
Click "Download" and... what you get is v8.3, not 8.5.1 :-/
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Bluebird
28 January 2019
Version: 8.1.1
Rapidweaver just keeps getting better with each update. Those who are negative here are obviously not enjoying the added benefit of using Stacks with Foundation or Foundry. These magical additions are critical to getting serious development from Rapidweaver. They cost extra, but WELL worth the SMALL investment to easily achieve amazing sites. Purchasing extra Stacks to achieve a particular feature is just common sense. No web authoring app can provide everything out of the box to suit your desires. With Stacks you can add almost anything spectacular to complete a dazzling site. Rapidweaver with Stacks and Foundation or Foundry is the way to go.
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Zx81
06 December 2018
Version: 8.0.3
OMG, I have to pay...again! This is insane!
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iamdavid
05 December 2018
Version: 8.0.3
Rapidweaver 8.1 was issued 3. weeks ago. What is wrong with this site? Nearly everything on it is one or more versions behind.
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mzulgis
15 April 2018
Version: 7.5.5
I was considering this product, but reading comments here that so many additional plugins/addons need to be purchased to get it working right put me off. I'll keep looking until I find something fairly priced which doesn't have all these hidden costs. Considering either Sandvox or Everweb, not sure which produces the best looking sites. I already have Everweb so I can upgrade to the latest version, but if Sandvox is better maybe I'll go for that.
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tognans
28 December 2017
Version: 7.5.5
Purchased to replace an iWEB. Boy Scout Site as we needed to migrate to Sierra and iWeb is not compatible (would not work on ours) Although I could have wished for an easier and more intuitive interface, the videos quickly gave me what I needed to replace a multi paged and detailed website entirely in a few hours. The new site is ALMOST exactly what we wanted and we haven't even begun to learn RapidWeaver. Once we learn more I believe we will be able to manipulate the spaces more precisely and be even more happy with the product. Right now, Very pleased to replace the iWeb site so easily.
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misterjspencer
04 December 2017
Version: 7.5.4
I used Rapidweaver for many years, then came paid upgrades, plugin creators out of business and I realised I had been had...here was an app purporting to create websites with ease that actually I needed more paid plugins and a decent paid theme to create a reasonable site. Is that really the future of simple website building. so I tried Sandvox, and a weight was lifted from my shoulders.
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Quest4sanity
15 November 2017
Version: 7.5.2
Since version 3, Rapidweaver has allowed me to manage several websites for years, updating their designs to integrate stores, add responsiveness and keep things modern with out having to delve heavily into code (though you can if you want). It's an indispensable tool for my business. Rapidweaver is one of the apps that keeps me a Mac user. I can't recommend it, or the community of developers surrounding it enough.
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4.5
john-348
05 November 2017
Version: 7.5.2
I've used RapidWeaver since ver. 5 and I have to admit changing from Adobe DreamWeaver was very positive. I have upgraded to version 6 and now 7 I must admit that a lot of addons are unnecessary, but you decide for yourself what to download/use - my favorite is TotalCMS I've just bought a brand new iMac and there have been challenges to install Addons, but I found out that I could find hidden files by way of Forklift and by the way copy Addons from the old to the new one - very simple and fast.
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Scott-C-H-
04 September 2017
Version: 7.4.1
I wouldn't use it even if they gave me a license for free. Out of date approach.

If you just want something up and running with the least amount of hassles and don't want to learn to code, wordpress.com, squarespace.com, wix.com, etc. any hosted solutions are much easier, quicker, and more powerful than Rapidweaver. Your site could be up and running before you can finish paying for Rapidweaver and get a license, free of charge with some options.

If you want a custom website, there is no way around learning HTML and CSS. It's just a markup language. It's not that hard to learn, and you will have the level of flexibility and ability to create something that Rapidweaver will never be able to achieve.

Save your $99 and look elsewhere.
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Ptk3
07 June 2017
Version: 7.4.1
Seems like RapidWeaver is not next-gen app anymore, but seems to be old-gen app, nor its design neither its business model. There are LOT of solutions to make good looking websites without paying for a lot of plugins just to make it work. LOT of CMS do the job MUCH BETTER for free and if you don't like Wordpress, try Concrete5 which is WYSIWYG and FrontEnd… and as CMS, easy to update, even from your phone! Even try WIX, or the unkown web builder of your webhoster… But if you like better an app on your mac, there are also MANY apps MUCH BETTER designed, with lot of better possibilities to built and enhance your site (though RW need a paid plugin for… everything), and with better code, much understandable and maintainable… by you, with a learning curve equal that the one to learn RW: try Pinegrow for half the price of RW naked (which need much more money to be just functional), of Flux for the same price, but both are MUCH POWERFULL than RW, Boy, Girl, Man, Women, Trans, QUIT this app that costed so much money to recover the freedom of web site development with the standard of webdesign, and spread the word: this app sucks your money the old fashion way, and stucks you to the past… Or better, if you have time: take a course of HTML and CSS at Udemy of OpenClassrooms (for free), and discover the pleasure of coding with tools like Sublime Text, Atom or Brackets. I really use to love RW years ago, but enough is enough; this app takes you away from what the web is now…
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Kihoalu
10 March 2017
Version: 7.3
Scott C - partially in respone to your Feb 1, 2017 comment:

Vers 7.3 seems pretty good, but that’s based upon not being able
to pinpoint the exact source of a litany of problems I encounter. Overall, the idea is good.

To do what I am trying to do with some of the add-ons -- would take expert knowledge to handle in straight code. That said, its far from painless much of the time if you are trying to get the tool to match your vision, vs simply accepting canned effects & being impressed.

I’ve spent way too much to find out even the best add-ons are generally not simple. I find that every time I fix a thing, or more likely - have one thing fixed --> two others break.

I’ve poured hundreds into a tool that I can’t seem to get & keep humming.

The biggest irritation is that most sales pitches for RW (maybe mostly its add-ons) have no solid subject in the sentences; they’re all freakin’ STACKS of adjectives!

Either people would need to be doing something basic & standard (making RW a disproportional investment at full price), alternately I concur with your conclusion that it requires a lot of coding knowledge to do anything special & custom.

Oe can get on the bus & ride. But one also needs to know when the hell to get off it.
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Kihoalu
24 January 2017
Version: 7.2.2
Purely my opinion & after some frustration, so take that into consideration:

Rapidweaver has some interesting features & you can construct a basic site quickly. The developer is helpful & responsive.

It is a tool for professional, or semi-pro (unpaid hobbyist) developers, imo. Dilettantes can manage to create a basic site well enough. (An involved test drive is warranted).

That said, RW has a few quirks. While the core product is good, it seems to be a framework in which a lot of people sell additional bells & whistles. Some of those that I've seen are excellent. Those can add up if you dive into them & not all work equally well together.

Experiences with add-ons can color general feelings about Rapidweaver itself. If you have a good experience there - great. If not -- well you won't be as happy with RW.

Sorting through similar competing add-ons can be baffling at first. Some of these 3rd party tools are very well documented, others, not so much. Keep in mind these are 3rd party tools. Some of the tool modules may be server-side only. Or look at MAMP as another way to save projects locally, after installing your usual server-side software on your computer.

If you plan on building sites without any hint of coding on your own, make sure you mock-up a representative version of your final site to thoroughly test in a demo copy. Figure out how you feel about the Edit/Preview mode flipping, or keep a browser open to see your outcome.

First & foremost, consider buying a product called "Stacks" immediately, an add-on that helps create drag & drop placement. (Not to be confused with small features in the application which are also referred to as "stacks" lowercase). That can be a near essential add-on, although there are other options, too. There are 3rd party CMS tools available, same as one might find in Wordpress.

Complicated sites are perhaps not AS easy to generate in every case.
If you find a theme that is precisely what you want without much tweaking, that is great & prices vary, though most run abt $30. Beyond finding a canned theme, you may have to make adjustments to text color, etc & save that out as a custom theme variant.

There are a lot of questions to ask & answer if you step into this cold.
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Scott-C-H-
24 January 2017
Version: 7.2.2
SaaS such as Squarespace and Weebly are better if you want a quick-and-easy website builder. If you want more, there is absolutely no way around learning HTML/CSS, which is NOT that hard to learn. HTML and CSS have become somewhat of a rubber dragon at this point. Learning a piece of software like Rapidweaver is just as extensive as learning HTML/CSS, or arguably MORE complicated. Also, the biggest irony of "no code necessary" tools such as Rapidweaver is that you *do* need to know HTML/CSS coding if you want to do more than what default settings give you and get the most out of the tools. You might as well just code yourself at that point.
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Mindplay
05 January 2017
Version: 7.2.2
Ridiculously overpriced and honestly somewhat anacronystic. This company tries hard selling their products so bad by the way, they launch it, profit a little bit and then kill it... such a pattern for them, although RW is the only one exception to this rule. But I'm not going to support a company like that anymore unless they prove it differently in the future. All in all, there are tons of free, more elegant and more powerful ways to ship a blog these days, I see no point in RW.
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Michael-Sebrecht
24 December 2016
Version: 7.2.1
All versions above 5.x up to 7.x is unstable and pita to use. Luckily Rapidweaver received more competition to create stunning websites without learning to code. I recommend taking a look at Blocs. A truly amazing tool that can create awesome website with just some mouse clicks. imo much better and more important stable to use.
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Yazarim
25 October 2016
Version: 7.1.6
Simply ridiculous. They are releasing a new update everyday. Here it says 7.1.6, but it was yesterday: today it is 7.1.7 and tomorrow it will probably be 7.1.8. And it goes on crashing…
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Andy49
06 October 2016
Version: 7.0.4
7.04 and 7.1 both crashing on Sierra AFTER you make changes to your site and try to save them. What a waste of time!
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Yazarim
29 September 2016
Version: 7.0.4
I have used RW for 8 years, starting with vers. 4. Every new version has had its problems before becoming perfectly functional, but this version 7 (704 and beta 7.1) on Sierra is simply a DISASTER. Only thing it can do is CRASH. I can not export Site, can not update it, can not do anything. Waste time, leave my Web Site not updated and nothing else. Sent I do not know how many reports to developers: no answer, nothing. Unbelievable (not to say shameful). Unfortunately it is not possible to rate LESS THAN ZERO
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4.5
retoga
04 September 2016
Version: 7.0.4
I have to correct my first review At the end, the support was able to help me. Apart from the initial problem with the upload, version 7 is the best that RealMac has ever released. They have great features like portable documents, Overhauled FTP Engine, FTP Path Browser, Built-in Web Server, SEO Health Check Banner Images, Portable Documents, Multiple Publishing Locations!!!. Local Publishing Project Backup: RapidWeaver can optionally create a ZIP file of your project, and upload it to your server when publishing. The file is added to a “secret” location on your server, meaning that while it is downloadable by anyone who knows the cryptic web address, it’s tricky to guess that web address. User-selectable Addons Folder. This is really a great release. I'm glad I bought the new version
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Leftcoastguy
12 July 2016
Version: 7.0.4
I'm trying to like RapidWeaver 7, however, the documentation is seriously getting in the way. Yeah, I know you're saying, "I never read the docs." Given that this product deals with web site creation in its own very unique way, you have to at least refer to the docs. That's where the trouble begins. For example, they frequently talk about a feature without identifying where it is in the interface. They mention the "Addons Manager" in several places without explaining how to get to it. It's maddening and a huge waste of time trying to click button after button, or open screen after screen, just to figure out where something is located. Tonight, I looked all over the place trying to find info on the new "Portable Document" feature. There's nothing in the docs. There's nothing in the online Help. Eventually, I found a video on the web site that explains it, but come on, I shouldn't have to be Sherlock Holmes to use this product.

It gets worse. The developers also refer to the same feature with two different names. A "Portable Document" is the same as a "Project File" (At least I think it is. Of course, the docs don't clarify these things.).

The tutorial videos have problems, too. The "5-minute website" video looks great, but the reason it takes only 5 minutes is that they skip steps. It begins with them showing that you can drag text from a file in the Finder directly into a RapidWeaver page. WRONG. You can only drag and drop a text clipping into a RapidWeaver page. Dragging in any other type of file won't work. You either have to create a text clipping from it or you have to copy and paste. Once again, I had to go through trial and error to figure that out. The video continues showing them dragging a photo into the page. Of course, the photo they use is perfectly sized and they don't tell you how to resize an image within the program. I had to figure that out, as well. It's simple, once I learned how to do it, but again, I shouldn't have to be Sherlock Holmes. The "5-minute website" eventually took about an hour.

But wait, there's more! The default theme (otherwise known as a template) often automatically removes return characters in any text you put in it. That means that when you preview it to see how it will look on the web, you can't tell where the paragraphs begin or end. Once again, I looked all over the place for an answer. The only way I found to fix that was to change templates.

If I decide to spend several more days trying to learn how to do basic things, I may eventually like RapidWeaver. Unless I suddenly develop endless patience, I'm quickly getting to the point of sending RapidWeaver on its merry way to the Trash.
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Harry Flashman
09 July 2016
Version: 7.0.4
Rapidweaver 6 was slow as hell with endless spinning ball and horribly slow page previews. Rapidweaver 7 is worse and now taking up to 30 seconds every time you switch page. It seems this is because Rapidweaver is not multicore enabled and must be the last app on OS X not to be multicore enabled.
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higherterrain-com
07 July 2016
Version: 7.0.3
Still waiting for them to get the bugs out of it. They want a 100 clams but I hate buying software that is still buggy as hell.
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retoga
24 June 2016
Version: 7.0.2
I have upload problems with Rapidweaver 7.0.2. After writing to the support on 15th Juin I had to wait 5 days. Then they told me to do all the trouble shooting things. I explained them, that I did try everything and that I have the same settings for uploading in Rapidweaver 6 and in Transmit and that this settings are working. On the 22 of Juin the support did tell me that they are aware of an bug with the publishing engine in RapidWeaver 7. They would release an update, they told me. 9 Days after my first Mail to the support I am still waiting for a solution. This Realmac support is really bad. I thought that this time they would have learned from the disastrous launch of Rapidweaver 6. Really bad is, that one have to wait up to five days for a response from the support team and then they can not help and leave you alone with your problem.
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Centrovela
10 June 2016
Version: 7.0.2
With version 7 we have finally a stable and reliable release . Few changes on the surface, but many improvements in ease of use, speed and stability (what I expected for years!)
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Harry Flashman
09 June 2016
Version: 7.0.2
IS RW7 better than RW6. In a word yes, but most of the differences are largely cosmetic and related to the interface. There is very little new that helps me to build a better website, despite a big rise in the upgrade cost compared to RW6. Overall I like it and use it a lot but the FTP is still buggy as hell and that was supposed to be the big selling point of RW7. I think it's worth adding that Rapidweaver is only as good as the plugins and stacks you are using and they all cost extra money. I was seriously tempted to buy Blocs and may well do so in future if they ever offer a sale.
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4.5
Jonathan-Spencer
09 June 2016
Version: 7.0.2
Rapidweaver 7 is a solid upgrade to version 6 and well worth the upgrade price if you regularly design websites. You can create some pretty amazing designs if you buy the add-ons like Stacks 3 (essential buy) and say a template less framework like Foundation (Joe Workmans version of the Foundation framework) then there are the 1000 or so stacks/plug-ins/themes. I have loved using Rapidweaver and have even made commercial sites with it but don't expect to become an expert in a day it isn't iWeb! Buy it, invest some time watching the tutorial videos and visiting the online help forums and you will be rewarded with stunning websites that a design agency would be envious of!
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Macbookpro
08 June 2016
Version: 7.0.1
7.0.2 is out.
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Maclover1-1
03 June 2016
Version: 7.0.1
I use this to make tutorials for my clients and find it very practical for that.
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Bluebird
25 May 2016
Version: 7.0
Last summer we needed to rebuild a 150 page static website into a responsive site. We looked at ALL the options because our beloved software was just not suited to making the job simple. We settled on RapidWeaver. At the time version 6 had just been released and Stacks had been updated to version 3. Stacks 3 along with the Foundation free form framework from Joe Workman made building a responsive beautiful website magic and fun. Anyone talking down this software and the people surrounding its support is something I can't understand AT ALL. This is the answer for making great websites very quickly and maintaining them with the greatest of ease. Version 7 is just awesome and packed with the most desired features. Don’t listen to the negative reviews of this app. It’s amazing. Do your homework and investigate Rapidweaver 7, Stacks 3 and Joe Workmans Foundation suite of theme and stacks. It’s a very small investment to make websites GREAT.
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bin104
24 May 2016
Version: 7.0
I am a long time RW user since Ver.3. I had been using RW 5 for a long long time. I paid for RW6 upgrade right away when it's released just to support them. But I had to wait for my essential plugins were updated for RW6 so long. I finally switched to RW last fall (2015) then it's already the time for RW7? I seriously think that this could be a Ver. 6.5 just because I don't feel Ver. 6 was matured enough. Do I have to worry about the compatibilities for all of my plugins and themes and the cost for upgrading them all? Realmac Software could have asked half the price for the 0.5 version upgrade if they needed little more money to continue developing. I would be hugely disappointed if they stop fixing the bugs on Ver.6. At least they should release a solid Ver 6.5 before they stop the maintenance, I hope.
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Macintosh-Sauce
24 May 2016
Version: 7.0
LOL Last night I had to download the latest version of RW 6 to re-install it. Just as I was doing that RW 7 was released. Downloaded it and tried it out. Upgraded this morning after trying RW 7 out some more. Much better than RW 6 IMHO. Keep up the great work! Been a RW user since RW 1. :)
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Rochade
24 May 2016
Version: 7.0
Wow, version 7 is solid stable and adds many long awaited (small but vital) features. Brilliant! I don't think I have to mention that RW is still the most easy to use web tool for the novice and pro alike.
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refresh-me
24 May 2016
Version: 7.0
Best :)
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Alvin-H
24 May 2016
Version: 7.0
too much problem on v6, and they came with v7 with paid upgrade. it's quite pricey for me... it's time to jump ship now
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HalsteadBrad
02 March 2016
Version: 6.3.8
Another nice little update to fix more bugs. Very happy with the site building ability, stability and publishing capabilities of this app. Dan, Ben, Nik and the whole crew do an excellent job of providing support as required and making this product all that it can be. Add to the basic RapidWeaver install Stacks by YourHead Software & stacks/plugins/themes by 3rd party developers and this thing ROCKS!!! Couldn't recommend it more!
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HalsteadBrad
17 December 2015
Version: 6.3.7
I came to RapidWeaver from Dreamweaver (Macromedia Days) and to be honest, it may not offer all the same edibility and customizability of Dreamweaver it is a Darned good program, the developers are constantly listening to feedback from customers and fixing things as they happen. Every piece of software has bugs, doesn't matter how much you beta test, how much to fix things, some people are never happy. I, on the other hand, am truly thankful for RapidWeaver and find it has a slight learning curve but once you learn some of the ins and outs with plugins, themes and stacks it becomes VERY versatile and almost unlimited in what you can do with it. The community is active, helpful and there is a lot of developer support there as well. I give it a 5 star rating because I enjoy using this software very very much!. Thank you Realmac for developing and continuing to improve this product!
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Sperling
05 December 2015
Version: 6.3.6
RW is crap - seriously - it causes me headache, the DEVs are bunch of ignorants. Once you have a problem, you can describe it, reproduce on another machine, clearly shows where the culprit lies (missing - not generated file) - they're unable to help. First they are first pretending interest, then silence follows and at the very end - they claims - they can't reproduce - you're sending your data there, but it's also useless. However! Thank you developers ! I got much powerful and cheaper tool!! There are many not alternatives, but actually much better solutions! Thank you guys!!! (without you - I'd never try anything else probably).
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bowlerboy-jmb
25 November 2015
Version: 6.3.6
I like RapidWeaver, I really do. But I don't like version 6. In fact, I don't use even version 6; it has demonstrated a history of having too many problems. I don't think that it is be ready for prime time, as the litany of complaints at the Realmac Software forum testifies. Many customers are unhappy with version 6; few professional web masters are able to put their confidence in version 6, when their businesses depend on it. That's sad, but true. Regrettably, the program was released way before it was thoroughly tested and found to be free of major errors. Even now, the release notes show fixes to errors that don't occur in version 5, which begs the question of how the program was coded and "upgraded." For instance, one of the "What's New" changes / updates to version 6.36 is: "Fixes a problem where dragging sidebar items between documents could cause RapidWeaver to crash". I find that both interesting and appalling, since, in version 5, I don't recall the program ever crashing when I copied a page from one website project to another. Maybe version 6 was rebuilt from scratch so that code which had worked earlier in version 5 was no longer usable in version 6. I don't really care. What I do care about is reliability, and version 6 has proved to be so flaky in so many ways that I would advise caution in implementing it. I am not saying you should not buy and use RapidWeaver. On the contrary, you should. It has been offered in many bundles at a great discount for many months, so you should get it. Someday, when version 6 seems stable enough and reliable enough to use, I may actually migrate from version 5 to version. But not yet. Not when it still reveals bugs that should never be showing up in a upgrade at all, since they did not exist before. As for the built-in function in both version 5 and version 6, I recommend avoiding it completely. Use a third-party FTP application like Transmit, ForkLift, or Interarchy, or you'll be sorry. More details are at the RealMac Software forum.
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smoss
14 September 2015
Version: 6.3.4
I have been using this for years. I am a business owner and need things that I can micromanage until I get so behind I actually hire someone to do the job. But as for something that i am constantly changing like the website or my software for the business I need something scalable, affordable and beautiful. This is it for website design!!!! I have done others and this is by far the cheapest you can do. I actually buy my templates from professionals who actually know how to work it!! I buy stacks and so on. The amount of stuff you can get for pennies on the dollar is amazing. Makes my site look great and my customers are always telling me how they actually liked my online presence better than the others in my field. I love it. and contemplated trying others but the network and resources are unparalleled in a world of PC's (slowly dying like an old dinosaur.)
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Jonathan-Spencer
24 August 2015
Version: 6.3.2
Fantastic software but make sure you buy the Stacks 3 add-on that makes drag and drop editing possible and opens up a world of hundreds of free and paid for stacks that can do anything from image editing to blog creation to online store creation to pretty much anything you can imagine. Another add-on that is worth the money is Joe Workmans Foundation theme stacks that turn Rapidweaver into more than a template based system into being able to create pretty much any layout you want. It's a steep learning curve but well worth it. Don't listen to the wringers who bout it from the App Store, that's not Rapidweavers fault it's an Apple fault, they don't even sell the latest version through the App Store anymore due to this.
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Sgginc
27 June 2015
Version: 6.2.1
I've been using RW for over a year. There are plenty of inconsistencies: Some stacks work in some themes/browsers and not others. The preview within RW is different than the published site. Sites look different in different browsers. Browser font and page zoom settings affect the formatting of the site. If you design the site to look good in Chrome it is messed up in Safari. The fancier the site the bigger the messes. All in all I keep the site simple. This might just be me. I am surely far from an expert. Thanks ... Ken
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Centrovela
03 June 2015
Version: 6.2
After 6 months of "tuning", now RW6 (6.2) is usable, without problems, in all its functions. (It would have been nice if it had been so from the beginning).
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Jonathan-Spencer
30 April 2015
Version: 6.1.1
I was gutted when Apple stopped developing iWeb so ended up moving to Rapidweaver 5 then version 6 as soon as it was released. With Rapidweaver you can build amazingly professional sites with all manner of options. It does cost though, as a minimum you need Stacks which makes layout much easier and then the additional stacks add every conceivable effect or utility you would ever need on a modern website. You can then start to spend money on themes which are templates for the basic design of the pages but add lots of added extras which often make them well worth the $30 or so they cost. All in all Rapidweaver isn't perfect but it sure is expandable and makes some of the best looking websites out there. The latest versions are perfectly stable and have few bugs, they are also constantly fixing the bugs as they are found.
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Derekcurrie
19 April 2015
Version: 6.1
RapidWeaver v6.1.1 is available and addresses some problems introduced in v6.1. Here is the direct download link for v6.1.1 I was sent by Realmac via their email alert: http://realmacsoftware.us10.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=f9ec56ff98591a96e630ebccc&id=00567cd6a2&e=7ae9cb3135 Quoting Realmac's alert message: "Important update to RapidWeaver 6.1 available now. . . . "Since the launch of RapidWeaver 6.1 earlier this week we’ve discovered that some customers are running into problems updating to and launching RapidWeaver 6.1. "To fix issue for you as quickly as possible, we’ve launched RapidWeaver 6.1.1. In order to update to RapidWeaver 6.1.1 you’ll need to download it in full from the link below (note: the button below takes you straight to the ZIP download). [See the link I provided above. - DC] "If you’ve run into issues with the RapidWeaver 6.1 update, we’re incredibly sorry for the inconvenience - the issue is one with the software update mechanism in 6.0.9 and we’ve been working tirelessly to get this update out to fix things. . . . "Thanks for your patience - and for using RapidWeaver 6. If you’ve got any questions for the Realmac team, just hit “Reply” - we’re here to help! "— Team Realmac"
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Zx81
16 April 2015
Version: 6.1
Please, be careful ; upgrade from 6.09 to 6.1 does not seem to work and starts strange behavior from the app. See here : http://forums.realmacsoftware.com/discussion/86419/unable-to-update I'll wait until this is fixed.
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Reelstuff
17 February 2015
Version: 6.0.6
I have owned every single version of this software, version 5 included, but to be honest, I have never used them beyond just having a quick look, I have tried to use it, but it just does not seem to be intuitive, its not friendly at all, plus you have to get themes, plugins, (stacks) what ever, I use a text editor to code in, I also use the command line, I do like some GUI apps, own a ton of GUIs but over all I think it must be really hard to build a business model in this way, this is what happens when you try to dummy proof a product, you make it undesirable for the rest of us, So, just for the record, I am a paid, user, from versions 1-5 but no more...
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