What are Addons?

Power up your web building experience with addons

RapidWeaver Classic is a very expandable and flexible piece of software. It supports many types of addons to allow you to build anything from a personal website to a complex online store.

What are Addons?

This is an umbrella term used to refer to any third-party or official extras you add on to RapidWeaver. Addons include things like plug-ins, but also extras like themes, snippets, and styles.

Where can I get Addons?

RapidWeaver users can browse and download addons at the RapidWeaver Marketplace. This is a free service run by Realmac Software to help customers find new and exciting addons!

Are you an Addon Developer?

If you're developing addons for RapidWeaver and would like to list your products on the Marketplace, please email support@realmacsoftware.com for a free account.

Plug-in (.rwplugin)

Plug-in: This is an add-on that changes the way RapidWeaver works by adding binary code. Plug-ins can fundamentally alter the way RapidWeaver operates (like PlusKit) but usually just add another page type (like a Blog or Photo Album) when you click the + Add button.

Snippets (.rapidweaversnippet)

Snippet files can be sections of code or blocks of written content, you can even use them for general notes. Snippets are app-wide and specific to a Project file. To reveal and share a Snippet you can right-click on it in the Snippets window and select "Reveal Snippet" from the menu.

Styles (.rwstyles)

Theme styles are a way to globally or on a per-page basis change the way a theme looks. Styles often override colours, fonts, or layouts.

Theme (.rwtheme or .rapidweavertheme)

The layout and design of a RapidWeaver Classic site is controlled by a theme. A theme is a type of addon made up of HTML, CSS and Javascript files. Given the ease of changing a theme in your project (a single click in the Theme browser is all it takes!).

RapidWeaver comes with over 50 themes pre-installed, you can also download and buy themes from third-party developers at the RapidWeaver Marketplace.

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