Preview option missing
When using the ‘save and continue editing’ option when creating a new post, it used to display a preview of the post at the bottom of the page, so you could see the formatting etc and make sure everything looked OK before publishing the post.
Now that seems to be gone :-(
1. is this now no longer an available option, if so, why not?
2. did I turn off this option somehow unknowingly, and if so, how do I turn it back on again?
There are threads in the forum searchbox on this. The short story is that the large lower preview box was removed because of the length of time it took to load the page and the fact so many users are on dial-up. The good news is that right up by the title you now see a “Preview” link so the ability to preview a post before publication is still there. :)
Well that’s just great :-(
I never had a problem with the ‘lower preview box’ loading, and I AM on dial-up, and your comment doesn’t make sense. Isn’t it going to take the same amount of time to load whether it is in a new window or in the previous location ?
Why wasn’t there some sort of announcement about this ? In 30 years of IT programming, I have learnt that the worst thing you can do to your users is to make changes without telling them in advance :-(
Get used to it. That happens a lot around here.
Also, Timethief’s comment does make sense if you understand it correctly. Now that the preview loads in a new page, it doesn’t hold up the loading of the edit page. Since not everyone uses the Preview, and even they don’t use it all the time, it generally makes a material difference in the speed of people blogging when you take that and make it optional rather than loading it every single time.
Not true – if you didn’t want to see a preview, then you didn’t have to save. As for me, I ALWAYS wanted to see a preview each time I saved !!
You seem to be making the same complaint into multiple threads forum threads. I’m thinking this is an exercise in futility and a waste of your time. Bloggers voluntarily answering questions on the forum don’t make these decisions staff and management do so I’m sure after 30 years in IT you do know that posting over and over again to the forum is not likely to bring about the change you desire. Your best bet is to communicate directly with staff through use of the feedback button. It’s found on the upper right hand corner of any admin side blog page.
You’re right: I lied.
Sorry about the multiple replies, but I didn’t create the duplicate threads. I just responded to each one as it came up with a new posting …
Thanks for your co-operation x 3.
Your best bet is to communicate directly with staff through use of the feedback button on Monday. It’s found on the upper right hand corner of any admin side blog page.
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