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1 Quick RedDot CMS SmartTree Preview Trick

Reddot CMS SmartTree Preview TrickShift + Click on Preview Page only shows the current CMS “Page”

Sometimes you don’t need to see a full preview of your site, you just want to reload the fragment of the RedDot CMS page you’re currently working on.

When you’re in SmartTree mode just hold down the “Shift” key and click on “Page Preview” in the action menu and voilà – the popup only shows the CMS page part you’re working on.

This is helpful if you just need to test a part of your page and don’t want to wait for the full page to be loaded.

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Markus Giesen Markus Giesen is a Solutions Architect and RedDot CMS Consultant, formerly based in Germany. Travelling around the world to find and offer solutions for a better world (in a very web based meaning). He just found a way to do this as part of a Melbourne based online consultant house. On this blog Markus shares his personal (not his employers) thoughts and opinions on CMS and web development. In his spare time you will find him reading, snowboarding or travelling. Also, you should follow him on Twitter!


3 comments for “1 Quick RedDot CMS SmartTree Preview Trick”

  1. I find this functionality very helpful when debugging CSS/JS/Scripts. You just call a part of the whole page and can then figure out if the error/unexpected behaviour occours even when just this specific part of the page is being called.

    Posted by Manuel Schnitger | January 12, 2011, 11:26 am
  2. This is a good old school trick. Old school side-effect to note if you have pre-executing code in your templates, if there is a function outside of the current CMS page you will encounter an error.

    Posted by Tim Davis | January 12, 2011, 4:20 pm
  3. An oldie, but a goodie! Always comes in handy…

    Posted by Kim Dezen | January 13, 2011, 8:00 am

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