A Craft 3 plugin to add a configurable preview button to entries in draft/revision mode
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Preview Button plugin for Craft CMS 3.x

Adds a preview button to the entry editor screen to allow previewing of draft/revision entries



This plugin requires Craft CMS 3.0.0-beta.23 or later.


To install the plugin, follow these instructions.

  1. Open your terminal and go to your Craft project:

     cd /path/to/project
  2. Then tell Composer to load the plugin:

     composer require biglotteryfund/preview-button
  3. In the Control Panel, go to Settings → Plugins and click the “Install” button for Preview Button.

Preview Button Overview

Sites that make use of the Element API may not benefit from Craft's preview features if they're not making use of templating. This plugin adds a button to the Entry editing screen which links to a preview URL with ?draft=$id or ?version=$id parameters so your backend can look up content from the correct place.

It's your responsibility to write the backend code to fetch these revisions/drafts, but this plugin should allow you to give users a way to preview content directly from the editing screen.

Configuring Preview Button

There are three settings:


1. URL base

This will replace your siteUrl for the entry's URI (eg. you may wish to serve preview content on a subdomain or subfolder of your main site).

2. Version URL parameter (optional)

This will be appended to the preview URI along with the ID of the version, eg. ?version=$id.

3. Draft URL parameter (optional)

This will be appended to the preview URI along with the ID of the draft, eg. ?draft=$id.

Using Preview Button

Install the plugin, configure a URL base as a minimum, and edit an entry in draft/revision mode. You should see a button below the entry fields:


Preview Button Roadmap

Possibly supporting more advanced URL construction and configuring which entry types or user roles can see the preview button.


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