Live preview for draft items in CMS

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.

  • Hoang Anh Vu
  • Jan 18 2017
  • Already exists
  • Tinybird Team commented
    13 Jul, 2022 05:56pm

    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.

  • Zoe Hawkins commented
    20 Aug, 2021 04:13pm

    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!!

  • Natalie LeRoy commented
    6 May, 2021 04:47pm

    still can't find an easy way from editor or designer mode.

  • Piyush commented
    4 Aug, 2020 04:52pm

    There is now (Aug 2020) a "preview" button in the same screen where you're creating a blog post. See screenshot.

  • Farooq Malik commented
    29 Jul, 2020 09:57pm

    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:

    1. Create your blog post and hit save

    2. Go to the "Pages" tab and find your blog page (where all of your blog posts are populated)

    3. Hit the "Preview button" (the eye icon at the top left) to see a preview of your blog page

    4. 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.

  • Jenifer Felan commented
    20 Apr, 2020 04:29pm

    Thank... you!! This works!

  • Veroull Conse commented
    13 Apr, 2020 05:48am


  • Tim Griffiths commented
    20 Feb, 2020 11:54am

    Definitely a core feature

  • Simon Farrell commented
    28 Jun, 2019 12:54am

    Hopefully Webflow comes up with a fix for this asap as it's a pretty basic feature which most other CMS's have.

  • Jenevine Biscocho commented
    27 Jun, 2019 09:29pm

    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.

  • Glenn Wisegarver commented
    28 May, 2019 11:58pm

    Same issue. CMS/Blogging setup is not great in Webflow. Hope these requests get attention!

  • Greg Barbosa commented
    1 May, 2019 06:07am

    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.

  • Stephen Meszaros commented
    13 Mar, 2019 06:38pm

    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.

  • Mark Jaundoo commented
    21 Jan, 2019 11:13pm

    Hi, I'm looking for this feature as well. 


    From my experience so far, blogging in Webflow is very poor.

  • Dino Nama commented
    5 Dec, 2018 09:29pm

    Is there any update for this?

  • Brian Brewer commented
    7 Mar, 2018 07:57pm

    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.

  • Lesley Hall commented
    7 Apr, 2017 02:06pm

    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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