U4-3404 - Pressing preview should save the changes and then open preview window

Created by Stefan Kip 05 Nov 2013, 23:40:14 Updated by Stefan Kip 18 Sep 2014, 12:32:47

Relates to: U4-5510

In umbraco 7, there's no direct visible button to Save the page. So I thought I could just change something and press the Preview button to preview my change, but it only opens the preview window without saving.

I think it would be better if the Preview button saves the current changes and then open the preview window.


Andy Butland 06 Nov 2013, 08:35:17

+1 on this. I was about to report the same issue and think most users would expect preview to show them what's currently in the form fields.

Sebastiaan Janssen 06 Nov 2013, 09:45:51

This is NOT how it currently works in v6 though. I suggest renaming the button to Save and preview then.

Stefan Kip 06 Nov 2013, 09:48:17

I know. It's just that the UX/UI has changed so much, people will think the preview button previews the current entered data. I agree with you to call it "Save and preview".

Chris Evans 21 Nov 2013, 16:01:59

Agree - content users will simply think the Preview doesn't work unless it saves first.

Dan Booth 06 Jan 2014, 20:12:20

Yep, was about to report this - very confusing when creating a new page that clicking Preview doesn't actually preview it at all.

Shannon Deminick 29 Apr 2014, 05:09:27

I've updated the code so that it always saves before preview which of course makes sense. I haven't updated the text that is displayed on the button for 2 reasons:

  • IMHO I don't think the text needs to be updated, I would always assume by clicking on the Preview button that i'll be previewing what I've typed into the editor, besides there is no harm in saving.
  • It would mean we should go change this text for every language.

Happy for feedback if people think the text absolutely requires changing.

Priority: Normal

Type: Bug

State: Fixed

Assignee: Shannon Deminick

Difficulty: Normal

Category: UI

Backwards Compatible: True

Fix Submitted:

Affected versions: 7.0.0

Due in version: 7.0.0, 7.1.2


Story Points: