Upgrading from RapidWeaver 7 or earlier

This page details how to upgrade your project from an earlier version of RapidWeaver to the latest version of RapidWeaver.

If you need to purchase an upgrade to unlock RapidWeaver 8, head over to our dedicated Store Upgrade page

Upgrading from RapidWeaver 7 (.rw)

Make sure you're running RapidWeaver 7.5.5 (latest version) - all files must be saved in this version before attempting to upgrade. 

If you're using a custom add-on folder location, simply go to RapidWeaver > Preferences > Addons and choose your dedicated add-ons folder.

  • Make a copy of your RapidWeaver 7 project file (backup)
  • Right-click on your project file and select Open With > RapidWeaver 8
  • Your project file will be upgraded to the RapidWeaver 8 format
  • Add-ons: You can copy over RapidWeaver 7 add-ons to RapidWeaver 8 by going to RapidWeaver > Copy Addons from RapidWeaver 7

Upgrading from RapidWeaver 6 (.rw6)

Make sure you're running RapidWeaver 6.4 (latest version) - all files must be saved in this version before attempting to upgrade.

  • Make a copy of your RapidWeaver 6 project file (backup)
  • Right-click on your project file and select Open With > RapidWeaver 8
  • Your project file will be upgraded to the RapidWeaver 8 format
  • Refer to our guide on manually copying add-ons over from RapidWeaver 6 to 8
Upgrading from RapidWeaver 5 (.rwsw)

Make sure you're running RapidWeaver 5.4.1 (latest version) - all files must be saved in this version before attempting to upgrade.

  • Make a copy of your RapidWeaver 5 project file (backup)
  • Right-click on your project file and select Open With > RapidWeaver 8
  • Your project file will be upgraded to the RapidWeaver 8 format
  • Refer to our guide on manually copying add-ons over from RapidWeaver 6 to 8
Upgrading from RapidWeaver 4 and earlier

While this technically could be achieved, we'd recommend starting afresh in RapidWeaver 8 to take advantage of the 10+ years of enhancements. Take it as an excuse to revamp your site!



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