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
  • In backlog
  • Lesley Hall commented
    April 07, 2017 14:06

    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.

  • Brian Brewer commented
    March 07, 2018 19:57

    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.

  • Dino Nama commented
    December 05, 2018 21:29

    Is there any update for this?

  • Mark Jaundoo commented
    21 Jan 23:13

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


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

  • Stephen Meszaros commented
    13 Mar 18:38

    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.

  • Greg Barbosa commented
    01 May 06:07

    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.

  • Glenn Wisegarver commented
    28 May 23:58

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

  • Jenevine Biscocho commented
    27 Jun 21:29

    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.

  • Simon Farrell commented
    28 Jun 00:54

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