Live Preview is one of the most loved features by our users. Basically, Live Preview will render your posts or pages using your theme’s design, allowing you to see in real time how your content will look like when published.
How Blogo does that?
There’s no magic at all. Blogo will download your theme and store it locally. That’s the only way to always preview your content, even offline. In order to do that, Blogo will publish an empty post to your blog and delete it immediately after posting.
Disable all automatic sharing plugins
If you use any plugin that automatically share your post to social networks like Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus or if you use any RSS service that automatically sends a new post update when a new post is published, you will need to temporary disable them. Otherwise, people will receive a notification of a new post that actually doesn’t exist anymore.
So remember: disable all auto sharing plugins before generating preview on Blogo.
How to generate my first preview
- Open your post and click on preview (the eye icon)
- Simply select an option in the popup that appears:
- Choose Generate Preview if you want to use your blog’s theme
- Choose Generic Theme if you want to use a simple, elegant generic theme
- Blogo will download all your themes files. It may take a few minutes, depending on your blog theme’s files
What if I need to refresh my preview?
If you’ve changed the theme on your blog or if you made design changes and want to update Blogo Live Preview, all you need to do is refresh the preview.
On the Mac:
- Access the Preferences window by clicking on Blogo in the Menu Bar and selecting Preferences.
- Select the blog that you want to refresh the theme for.
- To the right of the Blog list, select the Advanced tab.
- Click on that lovely button that says “Refresh Preview”, next to “Fresh New Theme?”
On the iOS:
- Access the Settings by clicking the blog selector and selecting settings.
- Go to Accounts and select the blog you want to refresh preview
- Go to the bottom of the page and click on “Refresh Theme Preview”
And that’s it!