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Preview work while logged into CMS

If you have a CMS account with access to the pages you want to preview, there is no need to create a preview link! Instead you can preview page content directly using the View module as long as you have logged into CMS from the correct login page.

  1. Log into CMS using the URLs listed at

    • Logging into or any other login link that does not match your site's Web address will generate an incorrect preview

  2. Using the view module,

    1. Open the View module
    2. Select the page you want to view from the Pagetree

  3. or to preview in a new window/tab

    1. Using the Page module select the page you want to view from the Pagetree
    2. Click any view button   
    3. The default preview mode is Slider. Drag the slider between Live and Workspace to visually switch between live and draft versions
    4. Change to Vertical or Horizontal previews to see the live and draft versions side-by-side

  4. Browse the site as normal from the navigation in the page

    • "External links" to pages that haven't been published yet will not work!

Preview full workspace without a CMS account

A workspace preview link will work for 48 hours and enables someone who knows the link to preview (not edit) pages in your workspace without logging in to CMS. To send a "preview all pages" link to someone who does not have a CMS account or who does not have access to your workspace

  1. Log into CMS using the URLs listed at

    • Logging into will generate an incorrect preview link

  2. Open the Workspaces module
  3. Click the  Generate Workspace Preview Link button (near the top of the screen)

To send this link by e-mail,

  1. Right-click the link (looks like )
  2. Select Copy Link Target or equivalent
  3. Paste into your e-mail client with Ctrl-v or equivalent

Note that this preview will reveal all work in progress, even if pages are hidden.  Do not send this link unless you have confirmed that no sensitive or inappropriate material exists in the site, regardless of publish status.

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Last Updated: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 11:46:11 AM
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