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Another RapidWeaver blog

Yes, it's true: one more blog about our favorite web site building application for MacOS. But this one is a little different. It started back in 2011 as a blog focusing solely on free and low-cost stuff for (producing a web site with) RapidWeaver: themes, tools, tips, tricks, anything, as long as it was free – or low-cost.
    Over time, the Stacks plugin became more popular, and coding yourself was no longer an option for many people, so I started to develop my own stacks in the spirit of the blog: free (well, actually pay-what-you-want) and low-cost.
    This blog evolved with it, and is now primarily about those new stacks, although from time to time I will post about other free and low-cost stuff for RapidWeaver.

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Do you know something free (or low-cost) & useful related to RapidWeaver not mentioned here? Have a suggestion for a subject to write about here or for a new stack?
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A relative URL in RapidWeaver made easier

Usually, making an internal link in RapidWeaver is a breeze. Sometimes (like when you’re using my Contact Form Populator stack, you can’t use RapidWeaver’s built in link panel to automatically make such an internal link. What to do then?

One option is use the full URL to that page (like http://www.yourdomain/test/contact.php?parameter1=text1), but as long as don't have anything uploaded yet, there's no way to test this link in RapidWeaver’s Preview mode. In that case, consider using relative URLs like ../test/contact.php?parameter1=text1.

I always find it difficult to get a relative URL right with those confusing dots and slashes, so I usually use a trick. In case you are like me, do read on and a relative URL will never be difficult again…

In this little tutorial I will call the page with the link the the source page and the page it's pointing to the destination page.

One note in advance: I strongly suggest you make sure the source page and the destination page are in their final position and the Folder and File Name will not change anymore. If one of the three changes, the link on the source page may break!

Step 1
Type a word in the sidebar of the source page. Make this word unique for that page, so you it will be easy to search for.

Step 2
Make a link of this unique word to the destination page.

Step 3
Go to Source mode (View > View Source or ⌥⌘U) and search for the unique word.

Step 4
Copy the part between <a href=" and " rel="self">.

Step 5
Select the text or image you want the link on, select an URL link and paste the code from step 4 in the URL field!

Step 6
Don't forget to remove the temporary link from the sidebar when you're done.