Active Preview

Active Preview provides a new preview link for users to click that creates a new preview window which is updated with changes in real-time.

Author:Chris Upton (profile at
WordPress version required:2.6
WordPress version tested:2.9.2
Plugin version:2.0
Added to WordPress repository:01-04-2010
Last updated:24-04-2010
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Total downloads:5 436
Active installs:1 000+
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This plugin provides the ability for users to preview a post or page and view in real-time the changes they are making to the page within the full context of their theme.

Please upgrade to version 1.2+ if the functionality is not working with your themes. We have updated the plugin to now work with every theme. Tell us if you still see issues.

Check out the demo video!

Browser Support

  • Javascript *MUST* be enabled for this plugin to work in *ANY* browser.
  • Supported Browsers: Firefox, Chrome
  • Unsupported Browsers: IE 6, 7, or 8 (the functionality simply does not work well)
  • Other browsers may work with this plugin please provide feedback to the plugin site or forum if you test other browsers or experience issues.