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  1. This is great, all these different ways of approaching the content editing experience build up collective knowledge that hopefully can lead to a better editor in core down the road.


  2. Would love this, but after testing it just now, it just didn’t work. Showed the preview when I first opened it, but changes I’d make, aren’t reflected in the not-so-live Preview. (i.e. the Preview never changed). Great idea though.


  3. @Donna Fontenot – Yeah, this plugin does not offer (real time) side by side editing. In fact, you can’t close the PrettyPress preview and then open it again to see the changes you’ve made. Instead, you have to press the save draft button before you can see your changes using PrettyPress.

    All in all, it’s just another way to preview one instance of a post.

    1. Arūnas

      If you want side-by-side real time editing, you should try another plugin – Gust – http://wordpress.org/plugins/gust/, that is a port of the new Ghost blogging platform. Side-by-side editing and preview is one of the main features. Editor is not WYSIWG, but Markdown based, though.

      (Full disclosure: I am author of that plugin)


      1. Tried Gust on WordPress 3.8. Editor doesn’t allow any text entry and list of post items is blank.

      2. Kristine

        I tried the Gust plugin for about a week and I liked it, but it doesn’t allow for scheduled posting nor does it allow for categories. I will use it once scheduled posting is added.

        So far the plugin is solid, but it needs a little bit of work.

      3. Arūnas

        Kristine, thanks for your input.

        Adding categories to posts are coming in next release (0.3) (in a few days, probably). Ability to manage categories themselves (add/rename/delete) is scheduled for (0.4).

        Post scheduling issue is a bug, should be fixed in 0.3, too. A published post can be moved to future by setting a future date, but it does not work for drafts at the moment (a bug, as I said).


  4. Guess I misunderstood the “live front-end preview of your post while you’re typing” part of the post then.

  5. Grant Hawkey

    Worked perfectly for me. Wondering if some have scripts disabled/blocked or something which could affect the live preview. I can’t fault it (shortcode rendering aside).


  6. @Donna Fontenot – Yeah it sounds like you probably have a plugin conflict or something. Might try disabling all your plugins and turning them back on one by one to find the offender.


  7. Hmmm, I just tried again on my localhost install of WordPress. Disabled all plugins except PrettyPress and also switched from the 2012 Themes to 2014 and I still don’t see a real time preview. I don’t see anything change on the right side of the screen as I edit text on the left side.

  8. Richard

    Hi guys,

    Check the support tab of the WordPress plugin repository – looks like the “plain text” editor has a bug. Developer says it will be fixed with the next release.

    Enable WYSiWYG and refresh the page…


  9. Using Visual didn’t make a difference for me, Richard. However, I did try this on a localhost install like Jeffro, so maybe that’s the clue.


  10. I had to save the draft before it started showing the changes in the preview pane.

    I like the idea but I found myself looking for a way to save my changes without leaving this view. It appears you have to go back to save.


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