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In Episerver, you can preview content while you are editing to view content as visitors will see it when published. The preview button hides the surrounding on-page editing frames and panes and you can navigate through your website.

The preview option can display different things depending on how you are working with Episerver CMS:

  • You are not using projects or you are using project via the project gadget. The preview option displays either the published version of each page, or if there is a newer draft, the primary draft version. Note that you may have a draft version in a project which is not set to primary draft; in this case, the preview does not display the project version. Use the View settings > Projects option (see table below for details) to view your website as if the items included in a project were published.
  • You are using the project feature. The preview option displays the active project. If no project is set as active, it displays either the published version of each page, or if there is a newer draft, the primary draft version.

Use View settings (the eye symbol ) to preview content with the following options:

View setting options Button Description
Languages Select a language to view the content as visitors using this language will see it.
Visitor groups View the content as the selected visitor group will see it.
Media channels Select a channel and/or a resolution to see the content as it will appear with the selected settings. Note that the options here are customized for your website.
Projects Navigate and view the contents of a project to verify the display before publishing.

Note: This option is not available if the The project feature functionality is enabled. In that case, the preview button displays the active project. To preview another project, you need to change the active project.

You can combine previewing with the view setting options, for instance, to display French content as visitors using a mobile device and with German as preferred language will see it.

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Episerver User Guide update 15-5 | Released: 2015-11-16 | Copyright © Episerver AB | Send feedback to us