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Blogs and News preview

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  1. Maulik
    Maulik avatar
    14 posts
    23 Jan 2013
    23 Aug 2013
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    We recently upgrade our sitefinity from 5.1 to 6.1.   We can not "preview" the Blog and News into
    blog post and news post for preview. What is the cause for the same. Is there
    any way we can preview as on 5.1. Any settings for the same ?

    When we create any Blog and news page item from it and use the Save as draft option,  without publishing the item, clicking Preview does not display the item on the preview page.
    If item is published, then preview shows item as expected.  What is cause for the same.


  2. Ivan D. Dimitrov
    Ivan D. Dimitrov avatar
    310 posts
    26 Mar 2015
    28 Aug 2013
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    Hi Maulik,

    The reason why we removed the backend preview of the blog and news posts is that the end user gets only the front end representation of the content. Provided there are applied css rules to blogs and news the backend view cannot give developers a clear understanding as to what the users are actually seeing. This is why we modified the preview button to show the article/post on a page.

    Secondly, I tried to reproduce the issue you mentioned with the saved draft and everything went smoothly on my machine. I was able to see the post on the defined page. Maybe this is an issue you are experiencing. Please see the pages menu on the right of the news item editor and locate if there are any pages where the news widget is present. If you are using a custom news widget that may be the case as the preview works only with pages that have the news widget in them.

    Additionally you can set the Pages where this widget can be found setting (again on the right) select a blank page that you have created for testing purpoces and view your items there.

    Ivan D. Dimitrov
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