The Vanished Preview Frame

2007-05-22 23:18:42 GMT

In WordPress 2.1 there was a UI element on the post page called the preview frame. This was basically an iframe that let you preview your post right on the post page. It was very convenient and I used it every time. Shockingly upon upgrading to WordPress 2.2 I couldn't find it. I was being told on #wordpress that it was removed in WordPress 2.2.

I didn't understand why it was removed so I asked developers on the mailing list. I managed to start a long thread about the issue. I realized that the preview frame was rather disturbing for most folks. Fortunately my issue got solved by the extraordinary Rob Miller in the form of a nifty plugin that implements the preview frame.

Thank you very much Rob! You've made my life easier.