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View Mode link not working as expected


Our editors used to click on To View Mode link on top right of the page (Image below) to view a page before publishing it.

Since we have upgraded to the latest version of EpiServer, this link points to the published version of the page instead of the editing version.

Have you had this problem before? Do you know how I can fix this?

Dec 11, 2014 12:26

Can you explain? What setting exactly?

Dec 12, 2014 16:57

Hello Reza, if your users want to see a the preview of a page before publishing it they should use the preview mode on the UI. Hopefully the graphic below explains how to use it:

EPiServer Preview Mode

Edited, Dec 12, 2014 17:52

David, how did you create and added the image/movie to your response?

Dec 16, 2014 10:11

Hello Henrik

Its a tool called Screen To Gif. It allows you to record sections of your screen as an animated gif. So to create the response above I did the following:

  • Record the actions using Screen to Gif
  • Upload the gif to a publically accessible URL (I used my public Dropbox folder)
  • Insert/edit image in the rich text editor


Edited, Dec 16, 2014 11:07

Thanks David, it was a cool tool!

Dec 16, 2014 11:27

Thanks David. We know about that option but there used to be another option which I shared the screen grab. Its link contained a key to the version number so the user could see the unpublished version of the page. Do you know what happened to that link? Has it been intentionally changed in the new version or is there a setting for it?

Dec 16, 2014 11:48

I'm afraid that EPiServer had not considered that behavior among the editors since it isn't an obvious way to work. Hence they might have removed it as a "fix"

Dec 19, 2014 11:44
Dec 19, 2014 11:44
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