Public Post Preview – WordPress plugin Free download

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Public Post Preview


Enables you to give a link to anonymous users for public preview of a post (or any other public post type) before it is published.

Have you ever been writing a post with the help of someone who does not have access to your blog and needed to give them the ability to preview it before publishing? This plugin takes care of that by generating an URL with an expiring nonce that can be given out for public preview.

Previously this plugin was maintained by Matt Martz and was an idea of Jonathan Dingman. Thanks to Hans Dinkelberg for his photo.


To enable a public post preview check the box below the edit post box.
The link will be displayed if the checkbox is checked, just copy and share the link with your friends.
To disable a preview just uncheck the box.


Setting in block editor
Setting in classic editor


Note: There will be NO settings page.

For an automatic installation through WordPress:

Go to the ‘Add New’ plugins screen in your WordPress admin area
Search for ‘Public Post Preview’
Click ‘Install Now’ and activate the plugin

For a manual installation via FTP:

Upload the public-post-preview directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in your WordPress admin area

To upload the plugin through WordPress, instead of FTP:

Upload the downloaded zip file on the ‘Add New’ plugins screen (see the ‘Upload’ tab) in your WordPress admin area and activate.


I can’t find the option for preview links. Where is it?

The checkbox is only available for non-published posts and once a post was saved as a draft.

After some time the preview link returns the message “The link has been expired!”. Why?

The plugin generates an URL with an expiring nonce.
Please resolve this issue. This plugin is not working with Classic Editor ( in wordpress 5.0.3 Version.

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