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Sometimes the small improvements can greatly help your productivity.

The Inline Preview plugin is a small improvement that can make your WordPress writing easier.

The basic Preview in WordPress opens up a new tab. The Inline Preview plugin shows you a preview directly where you're writing.



The Inline Preview plugin page is at http://wordpress.org/plugins/inline-preview/.

Install and activate it directly from your WordPress admin area.

When you write your post, everything will appear normal.


The Preview link will appear as normal, up in the top-right corner of the preview screen.


When you click the Preview Changes link, a sidebar will slide out from the right side of the screen

You'll be able to see a preview of your content, as in the image below:


This preview works for posts and pages. It also works with shortcodes and, in fact, anything you have inside your content.

Here's an inline preview for a WooCommerce shortcode.


Hopefully, Inline Plugin will make WordPress content editing a little quicker and less confusing for some users.

About the author

Steve is the founder of OSTraining. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve's work straddles the line between teaching and web development.