WordPress FAQ: Where did my Preview Link Go?

Where the hell did my “Preview Post” button go? We lost it with the Upgrade to 2.1, and I want it back.

This question comes from Cory Aldrich who echoes the sentiments of many WordPress users. In WordPress 2.1, the iframe that loaded the site in a window below the edit area of the Write screen, was removed. Mostly this was due to performance issue of loading a whole site inside a window. The outcry has been heard, however, and the Preview link has been restored to WordPress 2.2 – in a slightly different form. Changeset 5159 went back into the core on March 31st.

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Published by Aaron Brazell

Aaron Brazell is a Baltimore, MD-based WordPress developer, A Backend Developer . at Modern Tribe, a co-founder at WP Engine, WordPress core contributor and author. He wrote the book WordPress Bible and has been publishing on the web since 2000. You can follow him on Twitter, on his personal blog and view his photography at The Aperture Filter.