RapidWeaver comes with many preferences to help you tweak the app’s behaviour. Each section of the Preferences window is covered below.
The options here will adjust RapidWeaver's default behaviour.
If you prefer to open projects directly from the Finder, you can turn off the RapidWeaver Projects window.
RapidWeaver will show notifications when publishing your site via the macOS Notification Centre by default. You can turn them off here.
If you prefer RapidWeaver not to play sounds with notifications, you can turn them off here.
RapidWeaver has various sounds that play while using the app. If you'd prefer not to hear them, you can turn them off here.
This enables RapidWeaver's built-in PHP server, so when previewing your site, RapidWeaver will under your PHP code locally without uploading it to a server to see the results.
Default PHP Version
Choose the default version of PHP for new projects (supports PHP 7 and PHP 8). This feature is only available on macOS Catalina 10.15 or newer.
The PHP version can also be set on a per-project basis in the Settings > Advanced area of a project.
Note: Smart Quotes are disabled by default in RapidWeaver, however OS X may have Smart Quote substitution enabled. You can turn this off in System Preferences’ Keyboard pane.
To turn off Smart Quotes in RapidWeaver, disable the Use Smart Quotes option in the RapidWeaver preferences.
This will set the size of the image that's referenced in your RapidWeaver project. This setting directly relates to Images found via Unsplash in the Media Browser.
All the options in the preference pane relate to publishing your website with RapidWeaver. These can often be set once and forgot about.
Whenever RapidWeaver publishes your site, by default the “changed” flag is removed to let you know that all changes have been published. In RapidWeaver 7, as there is no “Export”, simply “Publishing to a Local Folder”, the preference to reset this status on “Export” has been removed.
If this is enabled RapidWeaver will close the publishing window upon a successful publish. If the publishing fails the window will remain open to display the error.
If you’re publishing your RapidWeaver project to a folder on your Mac (either to preview, or to upload using another means), this option will open the homepage of your exported site after the export completes.
To help diagnose any publishing problems you can enable upload logging. Once enabled RapidWeaver will log the output of the publishing engine. You can access the logs on a failed publish by pressing the “Send Upload Logs” button in the publishing window. Pressing the “Send Upload Logs” button copy the logs file into a new email ready to be sent to [email protected] You can also look at this log to see if you can locate what the error might be.