August 28th, 2011
Real Preview is a component that provides two missing pieces of functionality to Joomla: real time previews and simple version control.
Real Preview for lets you preview changes to Joomla articles in the context of the full site display. We didn’t want to see a tiny little pop up preview. So we set our minds to the task of getting real previews of Joomla articles before their changes are published.
The final solution had to preserve the article id and the important menu id reference ‘Itemid’ in order to get a preview with modules showing correctly. The preview also had to render any plugin syntax too. After some head scratching we realised we needed draft versions of articles for real-time previews. The result is Real Preview for Joomla – a component that provides two functions in one extension: real time previews and simple version control.