The Public Post Preview plugin enables you to give a link to other people so they can preview your post before it is published without being added as a user to your site.

It’s useful for situations where you are writing a post or page and need editing help of someone who does not have access to your site.

Once you activate the Public Post Preview plugin in Plugins > All you use it as follows:

1. Go to Posts > Add New

Add New Post

2. Write your post.

3. Click Save Draft.

Click on Preview

4.  You’ll now see a ‘Enable public preview‘ checkbox under Status & Visibility if you are using the block editor or on the Publish module if you are using the classic editor.

5.  Select the checkbox next to ‘Enable public preview‘.

Select Enable public preview

6.  Click on the Copy the preview URL icon to copy the URL to share the preview link.

Click on the copy icon

Please note:

  • The preview link remains live for 48 hours.  After 48 hours the link expires and you need to copy and share a new link which is automatically generated on the same place on the publish module.
  • You only see the ‘Enable public preview‘ checkbox on posts that have been saved and haven’t been published.