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Strapi - Preview Content Plugin

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A plugin for Strapi Headless CMS that provides content preview to integrate with any frontend:

This is what the plugin looks like when editing content:

Example of buttons in edit Content Type

This is what the plugin looks like when we are in list view:

Example of buttons in list view

🖐 Requirements

Complete installation requirements are exact same as for Strapi itself and can be found in the documentation under Installation Requirements.

Supported Strapi versions:

  • Strapi v3.4.x

We recommend always using the latest version of Strapi to start your new projects.


# npm
npm install strapi-plugin-preview-content

# yarn
yarn add strapi-plugin-preview-content

📁 Copy required files

Inside strapi-files we have a list of folders with the Strapi version, enter to the version that correspond with your installation, and you will see this files

Example of buttons in list view

Copy the folder named content-manager inside your <project-root>/extensions folder

👍 Active content type as previewable

To enable content type to be previewable and see preview, or clone entry, you've to add option previewable to true in a configuration json file (*.settings.json):

  "options": {
+    "previewable": true

🚀 Run your project

After successful installation you've to build a fresh package that includes plugin UI. To archive that simply use:

# npm
npm run build && npm run develop

# yarn
yarn build && yarn develop

✏️ Usage

Go to Settings > Preview Content

Preview Content Settings

Here you can configure how your url for frontend preview, at the moment there are only two parameters

:contentType The content type to query :id The id of content to query

For example in NextJS you can make use of serverless functions to make an URL like this:


And put the logic there to render content



There are some functions that make all of this posible

function route method description notes
isprevieweable /is-previewable/:contentType GET Get if preview services is active in the current current type
findOne /:contentType/:id GET Find a content type by id You may want to active this route as public to make request from your frontend
getPreviewUrl /preview-url/:contentType/:id GET Get preview url of content type


Feel free to fork and make a Pull Request to this plugin project. All the input is warmly welcome!

Community support

For general help using Strapi, please refer to the official Strapi documentation. For additional help, you can use one of these channels to ask a question:

  • Slack We're present on official Strapi slack workspace. Look for @danestves and DM.
  • GitHub (Bug reports, Contributions, Questions and Discussions)


MIT License Copyright (c) 2020 Daniel Esteves & Strapi Solutions.




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