RapidWeaver 7 uses a new system to preview pages locally - basically, a local server is created. What we've recently found is that if your host's file has been tampered with (by a filter, security app, or similar), this would hinder RapidWeaver 7 from running/showing the local server. In return, the preview function would be rendered useless in RapidWeaver.

Try the following to see if your hosts file is as it should be. If it isn't follow necessary steps further down the page to repair it.

  1. Go to Terminal.app in /Applications/Utilities

  2. Type in sudo nano /etc/hosts

  3. Press the Enter key

  4. Enter your password (admin)

  5. Send a screenshot of what appears. Here's what mine looked like:




How to fix your host file: Please try creating a new hosts file and using the default values. Read the following tutorial to reset your hosts file - restart your computer once you're done:http://www.igeeksblog.com/how-to-reset-restore-hosts-file-to-its-original-version-in-mac-windows/

You can also edit your Host File by downloading GasMask.app: http://clockwise.ee