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Opened 3 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

#52242 closed defect (bug) (reported-upstream)

No "view" link after updating a post

Reported by: aeric325's profile aeric325 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 5.6
Component: Editor Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


Unfortunate loss of functionality in the latest release (5.6).

When I finished creating a new post, I had a view link.
Then I edited the post to make a small addition.
After updating the post, I no longer had a VIEW link--only PREVIEW.

Thinking that button now does the same thing, I clicked it and sent
that URL to my followers.

But that link puts a "preview" tag in a query string at the end of the URL.
The URL is long enough that it isn't obvious.

When I sent the link to my followers, I got reports saying they didn't
have permission to preview the post--even though it was already published.

The action items I recommend:

  1. Restore the View button that used to display after a post is updated.
  2. If someone has a link to a published post that has a "preview" tag, point them to the post without the tag! (For a numbered post that hasn't been published, the permissions restriction makes sense. For a post that *has* been published, it doesn't.)

Change History (2)

#1 @SergeyBiryukov
3 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Editor

#2 @sabernhardt
3 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to reported-upstream
  • Status changed from new to closed

Hi @aeric325 !

Gutenberg issue 22178 describes the elusive View Post link problem, including a video. If you want to add to that conversation, you could leave your comments on the issue, where it would get more attention from the block editor team.

Also, if you want the View Post link in the top admin toolbar, that can appear after publishing the post and refreshing the page. You may need to get out of fullscreen mode to access it.

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