Now there is no way to see a preview of our blogpost as a draft unless we publish it for everyone to see. Then we have to change stuff on the fly - on the public version, which is really not desirable.
I've seen some comments below about the "page" icon you can click in the Pages tab, but this isn't a solution, namely because we have custom styling for things like embedded code or block quotes, and these things don't render probably because webflow isn't loading all of the necessary resources to actually render the final published page.So the "Pages" tab isn't really even a solution if you have anything besides just text and images in your post.
This is super painful! The only way to preview is by publishing to the Webflow domain and not the main site, but then it breaks other things and we have to remember to unpublish before making other changes to the main site. Just give us a preview button/link!!
still can't find an easy way from editor or designer mode.
There is now (Aug 2020) a "preview" button in the same screen where you're creating a blog post. See screenshot.
Not sure if has been implemented since this post was made but there is a way to see the blog post prior to hitting publish:
Create your blog post and hit save
Go to the "Pages" tab and find your blog page (where all of your blog posts are populated)
Hit the "Preview button" (the eye icon at the top left) to see a preview of your blog page
Click on your blog post while in preview mode to load the blog post you've recently made
Hope this helps people for time being.
Thank... you!! This works!
Definitely a core feature
Hopefully Webflow comes up with a fix for this asap as it's a pretty basic feature which most other CMS's have.
I'm not sure if this is what you guys are looking for, but once you create a blog post as a draft, on that first "Pages" tab in the Editor, that blog post should show up and you can preview it. There's just no type of indicator that states that the article is a Draft in that tab.
Same issue. CMS/Blogging setup is not great in Webflow. Hope these requests get attention!
Adding an upvote to this. Coming from another more traditional CMS, this feature would be fantastic. Sometimes my formatting will be vastly different between posts and I want to confirm my content will look great before hitting that publish button.
Ditto, any update on this? We are running into the same issue with our site and it's nerve wrecking to run QA on production.
Hi, I'm looking for this feature as well.
From my experience so far, blogging in Webflow is very poor.
Is there any update for this?
The link icon really doesn't help unless the item has been published. It would be great to have a "preview" icon that allows you to see what the detail (collection) page for the CMS item would look like "in context", as if it were live. Adobe Business Catalyst has this feature, but you must be logged in as and admin or editor in order to see the draft page - otherwise the url is not visible to humans or search engines.
I thought this, but I've just been shown how..Once you've created the page in the editor and saved it there's a little page icon left of the title which links to the page on the site. It won't be live until you publish it though.
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