unable to preview article before publishing

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  • #98935

    dilettante
    Member

    Up until yesterday, I was able to create articles (Write>Write Post) in the editor, click ‘Save and Continue Editing’, then scroll down to see a preview of the article.

    Today I can’t :( There is nothing to scroll to.

    #99243

    drmike
    Member

    It got moved. It’s just above the post contect box now on the left. Look for the “Post Preview” link.

    It threw me as well. :)

    #99248

    raincoaster
    Member

    Ah, thanks for that.

    #99254

    drmike
    Member

    Been wondering when something like that was going to occur. We’ve had threads here where folks have had issues with it.

    Do note that you have to click on “Save and Continue Writing” to get the preview to display what’s current. It’s not like the CSS editor which displays on the fly.

    #99255

    dilettante
    Member

    I found it too drmike. I went back to have a look as I thought to myself, it couldn’t just disappear without a trace, could it?

    The advantage of the ‘new’ preview is that it opens in another window so that you can see your draft article in all its glory.

    The downside is that it opens in another window (or tab in my case), and you have to navigate to that tab to view the preview. Is there an option to set to preview below the Post text box, as before?

    #99256

    drmike
    Member

    Not with what we have here.

    #99258

    knoizki
    Member

    Can we make use of the Important Notices (on the yellow sticky) to update everyone of the sudden change in format of our Dashboard so that in the future, ‘we will not freak out’? Thanks. :)

    #99263

    dilettante
    Member

    @drmike
    I’m happy for this post to be marked as resolved.

    @knoizki
    It may help some people.

    I start writing in my blog as soon as I log in. I don’t tend to come to the forums unless I get stuck. Stuck may be just having to leave an article in draft as I can’t complete it, or technically stuck meaning I go to the forums (and FAQ) and search to see if someone has described the issue before.

    #99282

    andrew
    Member

    Thanks for the above discussion, in which a question that occurred to me while posting just now was raised and answered.

    #99296

    ykalaska
    Member

    Suddenly in the midst of writing a new post, I discover my preview is gone and replaced by a button which opens a separate tab way below where I am working (I use multiple tabs for a reason).

    This is horrible. How do I get the normal (quicker, more efficient) way back?

    PS where’s the send button for feedback?

    #99297

    ykalaska
    Member

    PS, this seems to me to be another user “improvement” like the snapview that was done without user input.

    I use Firefox so if I need to edit in one tab I can duplicate the tab next to it to view the entire blog. This “preview” in a new window or tab, not even next tab over, requires extra work and time.

    Please revert or at least allow those of us needing efficient tools to undo this option.

    #99300

    timethief
    Member

    The light blue feedback button is found on the top right hand corner of any of your blog pages. You click on it and a pane opens where you can communicate with staff.

    #99304

    oinky
    Member

    I still like the good old way of previewing it straight without opening a new window.

    #99305

    ykalaska
    Member

    timethief, the button opens the form but after I wrote for feedback there was no way to submit the form.

    #99307

    raincoaster
    Member

    You mean down below the comment box there was no “Submit Feedback” button? Because that’s where it usually is.

    Also, please note that before the preview box showed what was on the blog, not your edits until you clicked Save and Continue Editing. It wasn’t a live preview.

    #99325

    drmike
    Member

    Actually there has been user input. The big preview screen has caused issues in the past both here and with regular wordpress. One of the most used and requested plugins is one to get rid of the preview frame.

    If you get stuck, yka, you can always send in an email to support at this domain.

    #99483

    dilettante
    Member

    Actually, I’m getting used to the new way. I’ve changed the way I do things.

    Instead of opening in a new tab, I now open in a new window that is displayed on top of my existing tabbed window.

    At first I found it disruptive, but now I only click on ‘Preview’ when I’m ready to preview :)

    Closing this new window is actually a little quicker than the previous scrolling back to the top of the window to view the edit pane in the same window.

    #99484

    paves
    Member

    Well, it’s great the problematic solution got fixed, but what about those people who didn’t have problems with the frame and actually liked the feature? I totally want the option to switch back to the old way, which encouraged you to save your work if you wanted to see a preview.

    #99485

    mark
    Staff

    Please remember that we have a lot of users on dialup. The Write screen was pretty heavy and we all hate slow loading – this speeds it up for everyone.

    #99487

    drmike
    Member

    I would think the old way would throw off your stats counters as well.

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