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Introduction

This article will explain how to preview a new Web page. By previewing a new page, you can make sure it looks and behaves as intended, before others are able view it. It can also be useful to preview an existing Web page, if you are adding or editing content.

 

Step 1 - Set "Show in Menus" option to "No"

Note: The "Show in Menus?" option can be set to "No" when first creating a page. If the page has already been published, the steps below explain how to hide it from visitors.

1. To view an existing page without making it public, first click the "Pages" tab, located in the top menu of your HillTop Dashboard.

2. Next, locate the page in the list and click the "Properties" button (gear icon) to the left of the title. This will take you to the properties editor.

3. Here, locate the "Active?" option, and check to ensure it is set it to "Yes," then set the "Show In Menus?" option to "No." Finally, scroll to the bottom of the form, and click the "Submit" button. 

Step 2 - Add or Edit your Content

After clicking the "Submit" button, you will be taken to the content editor, and can begin adding or editing your content. For more information on adding or editing content, see Add Content Elements to a Page.

Step 3 - Click the View on Website Button

Once you have finished creating or editing your content, click the "View on Website" button in the right sidebar. This button will open the page in a new browser tab, allowing you to see how the page will look to visitors.

Step 4 - Set "Show in Menus" to "Yes"

Method 1: While using the page content editor

Once you have finished editing the page content, return to the properties form by clicking the "Edit Properties" link, located in the right margin of the page you are currently editing. In the properties form, again locate the "Show in Menus?" option, and set it to "Yes." Finally, scroll to the bottom of the form and click the "Submit" button to complete the process.

 Method 2: Using the "Pages" section
Click on the "Pages" tab in the top menu to view a list of the site's pages. Locate the appropriate page in the list, then click the Properties button to the left of the title. In the properties form, again locate the "Show in Menus?" option, and set it to "Yes." Finally, scroll to the bottom of the form and click the "Submit" button to complete the process.