After more than a year in development, I'm excited to say that RapidWeaver 8 is finally here, and it's packed with amazing new features and countless refinements.

What's New?

This is probably the biggest RapidWeaver release we've ever done, and it's impossible to distill all the changes down into a single blog post. However, here's a list highlighting some of the more notable features.

  • Device Simulator
    Preview how your website will look on different devices, such as iPhone, iPad Pro, iMac and more.
  • Unsplash Integration
    Browse, search and use Photos from the webs biggest collection of royalty free images.
  • New Resources Manager
    Managing assets has never been this easy. Take charge of images, files, folders, and more.
  • Web Icon Generator
    Drag and drop support for all popular formats of favicons, including Safari pinned tabs!
  • OpenGraph Support
    Greatly improved support for social graph tags. Drag and drop easy.
  • .htaccess Editor
    Edit htaccess files along with history support incase you need to rollback your changes.
  • Five New Themes
    Five brand-new themes built by Realmac. Beautiful, responsive, and customisable.
  • GDPR Compliant
    Out of the box, RapidWeaver 8 is GDPR compliant and even has support for adding a pop-over privacy notice to your website.
  • Improved User Interface
    RapidWeaver now saves UI state. It's also native, intuitive, and easier to use than ever before.
  • New Addons Manager
    Enable, disabled, and manage your themes, plugins and stacks with ease.

You can also visit the RapidWeaver website for a more complete list along with videos for each new feature.

Let's Get Weaving!

To celebrate the release, RapidWeaver 8 is available with special launch pricing. This means new users can purchase RapidWeaver 8 for $79, whilst existing users can upgrade for just $59.

Hurry, this discounted pricing is only available for two weeks, until August 28th.

If you have any questions about pricing, upgrading, and availability of RapidWeaver 8 we have a full FAQ available here.

And finally, this is just the start of an exciting journey for RapidWeaver, I hope you'll stick with us over the coming months and years as we kick things into overdrive — Happy Weaving!