When working on your Wordpress blog, you may find yourself going back and forth between the post or page you are formatting, and the view of the page itself. Someone I know, who shall remain nameless, used to edit a page, then clicked the Visit Site link to view the page, then clicked the browser’s back button to go back to editing the page.
If you are doing the same thing, here’s a faster way to work. I’ll show you how to open multiple views.
When you log in to Wordpress, open the page or post you would like to work on. If you look just above the Dashboard in the admin panel, you will see the Wordpress logo and the name of your site. Right-click on the name of the site and you will see the options Open Link in New Window and Open Link in New Tab. I find it easier to open up a new tab.
When you open the new tab, it takes you to the home page of your blog. Now when you want to see the updated site, simply refresh the tab. Clicking Shift + the refresh button (curly Q) does the double duty of clearing your cache, too.
If you’d like to see how a specific page or post looks in a new tab, click View Page (just beside Change Permalinks) in the edit view. Other View Page options will cause you to use the browser’s back button to go back.
You are not restricted to having just two tabs open. I open separate tabs for the Editor, Media Library, Widgets, and Menu. For every change I make, I simply refresh the tab with my home page view. I work so much faster that way!
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