How do I install updates for Foundry?

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Installing updates for Foundry is quite easy. The stacks are updated through the Stacks plugin’s built-in updater and the theme can be updated through a simple drag-and-drop.

Updating the Foundry Stacks

When it is time to update Foundry you’ll be notified of an update in Stacks at the bottom of the Stacks Library. You’ll get a small badge on the Updates icon letting you know that an update for Foundry is available and ready for you to install. It will look something like this:

Stacks Updater

After you have clicked on the Updates icon you’ll get a popup window. You should see something similar to the window below. This will give you a list of the changes to Foundry’s stacks in that particular release as well as a link to read the full release changes on the Release Notes page:

Updates Window

Before we click that beautiful blue Update All button we want to make sure to close any projects that have any of the Foundry stacks included in them. The reason for this is that when Stacks installs updates it will download and install the files associated with Foundry, but it will also, immediately following their installation, attempt to update each Foundry stack in your open project(s). Being that there are nearly 80 different stacks and child stacks in Foundry this can take a long time if you have a project file using Foundry open.

So to get around this what we want to do is start a new, empty project file and add a lone Stacks page to it, like so:

Updates Window

Now all we need to do is to re-open our Updates window and click the Update All button. Stacks will then download and install all of the associated Foundry files, replacing those that were already installed.

Updating the Foundry theme

Updates for the Foundry theme are done manually, as there is not a built-in updater in RapidWeaver currently for themes. When the Foundry theme is updated you will receive an email with a download link for the latest version of the Foundry theme. You can also find the latest version of the Foundry theme on the Release Notes page at any time.

To install the updated theme, simply drag-and-drop the new Foundry theme onto the RapidWeaver icon in your dock. Quit and restart RapidWeaver and you’re good to go.

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.