How do I install my Stacks add ons?

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The Stacks plugin handles the installation of its add ons. All you’ll need to do is to double-click on the stack file you received when you downloaded your purchase. The stack file will end with a “.stack” extension. Once you double-click the theme file RapidWeaver will launch, if it wasn’t running already, and the Stacks plugin will then install the stack for you.

After installation you’ll want to make sure you quit, and then restart RapidWeaver. This ensures that the app, and the Stacks pluging know you’ve installed a new stack and it will be visible to you in your Stack Elements drop down for use on your Stacks pages.

My stacks download just looks like a folder though…

From time to time it seems Stacks doesn’t recognize its add ons and instead displays them as a folder when viewed in the Finder. The usual solution for this is to download and install the latest versions of Stacks and / or RapidWeaver. If you’ve done that and are having trouble still you will need to contact YourHead Software, the developer of the Stacks plugin, so that they can fix the problem with the Stacks plugin for you.

UPDATE (October 28, 2014):


With the release of RapidWeaver 6 it is now possible to run two version of the app side-by-side. You can now have both RapidWeaver 5 and 6 installed and running at the same time. This can sometimes lead to confusion of where a stack needs to be installed.

If you’re double-clicking an addon and it’s not being installed in the version of RapidWeaver you wish it to be, give this a try: Drag and drop the stack right onto the RapidWeaver icon, of the version you wish it to be installed into, in the Dock. Doing so tells that version of the app that it is the one that should be responsible for installing the app.

Still need help?

If you haven't done so already, be sure to have a look at the product page of the theme or stack for which seeking help. Each product page has tutorial videos that walk you through using that product's options.

The product pages also offer a vast wealth of information in the details section which often answers a lot of users' questions as well.