Add "Preview" Link to Manage Themes

Get That Preview Link Back!

Ever since WordPress added a Live Preview option to the Manage Themes screen, it’s been frustrating to test a plugin using multiple themes.

Why Live Preview sucks for developers

When using Live Preview, you can’t modify the URL of the page you’re visiting or open the preview in a new window or tab. Live Preview prevents you from viewing multiple themes at once in different tabs.

If you wanted to get the old Preview link back, you had to disable Javascript, then refresh the page, then open the links. Well, thankfully, there’s an easy way to get the Preview link back!

Here’s a tiny plugin to re-enable preview links in the Manage Themes page.

Author: Zack Katz

Zack Katz is the President of Katz Web Services and the developer of WordPress plugins with over 700,000 downloads. He lives in Southwest Colorado with his wife and two cats.

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