Take your Weaving to the next level with our advanced RapidWeaver tutorials. We'll cover speed enhancements, search indexing, developer tools, custom error pages, and more!
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Learn about RapidWeaver's built-in, and responsive preview.
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Learn how to add and link to resources in your RapidWeaver projects.
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Learn how to use the resource macro to easily link to resources within HTML & CSS code.
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Create & use Bookmarks to save commonly used publishing credentials in your RapidWeaver projects.
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Publish single pages from your project to have an even greater control on what content is published.
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Depending on your hosting provider, you may be required to specify a particular port when publishing to your server. In this quick video, you'll learn how to do this simply in RapidWeaver's Publishing Setup window.
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Learn how to optimise your site for search engine indexing by giving your pages descriptive and relevant folder names. Be sure to also watch the accompanying [Tidy Website Links video](http://realmacsoftware.community/rapidweaver/video-tutorials/series/next-steps/episode/tidy-website-links)!
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Learn how to remove the need to include filenames like "index.html" in your website links using using RapidWeaver's "Tidy Website Links" setting. Be sure to watch the accompanying [Naming Folders video](http://realmacsoftware.community/rapidweaver/video-tutorials/naming-folders) first to see how to give your pages descriptive and relevant folder names.
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Let’s take a look at how we can add site-wide and page specific meta tags to our RapidWeaver project.
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In this lesson we take a look at how you speed up your RapidWeaver work flow with some handy keyboard shortcuts.
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If you've ever attempted to setup HTTPS and advanced caching techniques on your server then you'll know what a pain it is. Luckily [CloudFlare](https://cloudflare.com/) can take care of all of this for us. We'll use CloudFlare to add caching, minification and HTTPS to your RapidWeaver site. CloudFlare can even product your site from hackers, and keep your site online even when your hosting company goes down, all for free!
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In this lesson we're going to use a robots.txt file to control how Google (and other search engines) index your site's content. We'll take a look at a couple of different options for creating a robots.txt file, including using the [RapidBot 2 plugin by Foreground](http://rapidweavercommunity.com/addons/plugins/rapidbot-2) If you don't know what a robots.txt file, or why you should create one, be sure to read [about robots.txt files](https://support.google.com/webmasters/answer/6062608?hl=en) before watching this lesson.
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Wouldn't it be nice if when a users lands on a deleted page, or miss-types the url, that a nicely styled error message was displayed? In this lesson you'll learn how to create a customised 404 error page in RapidWeaver. We'll look at customising the content, uploading it to your server, and configure your server to use your new page. A 404 error page is the page displayed when your server cannot find the page the visitor has requested. You can [learn more about response codes](https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTTP/Response_codes), should you wish to.
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If you're using Typed.com (our amazing online blogging system!), you might be wondering how you can integrate your blog in to your RapidWeaver site. One way to do that is to use a subdomain. In this lesson you'll learn how to create a subdomain (*blog*.your-domain.com) that displays your typed.com blog.
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RapidWeaver has a very nice built-in way of previewing how you sites look at different widths (you just drag the side of the preview area to adjust the width), but it's not a 100% accurate representation of how your site will look an an iPhone, an iPad mini, or the new iPad Pro. So in this lesson we'll take a quick look at how you can use Safari's new “Responsive Design Mode” to get a better preview of how your site works across multiple devices.
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Learn how to add basic authentication to pages on your site using an .htaccess and .htpasswd files.
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Let me teach you about 6 simple htaccess tricks that can help you manage your site/server better. We'll look at disabling directory listings, controlling who can access your site, redirecting files and folders, hot linking protect, and blocking access to files.
Ben Counsell is a full-stack web developer who has been working on RapidWeaver for all of his professional career. His unique insight in to web development, design, and RapidWeaver will inspire you to build amazing websites.