I've created a new section, with one entry. When I want to live preview the entry, the live preview button isn't there.

I've read this is because my new section doesn't have an active template? How do I resolve this?

I'm very new to this!


Have you already made up an html template for this section?

If so you should check if you assigned it right. Go to: Settings>Sections>(your new section you want to assign) and check the entry template. It should be something like (folder you made the html template in if there is any)/(name of file)

Without any written HTML its not possible to have a live preview as it doesn't output anything.

If thats alright could you post some pictures of your Folders and your back office?

  • Hi Justin - I haven't made an html template yet, how do I do that? Is there a sample one I can use? I inherited the website and have only had to make edits up until this point. Thanks!
    – Georgina
    Feb 17 '17 at 13:28
  • Hi!, You have to create a folder inside your craft/templates folder. Name it what ever you prefer and then create an .html file inside there. I would recommend naming it index.html. When you are done with that follow the steps in my answer to assign it to your template. Just a quick question are you familiar with writing your own code or are you new to this too (if you're not I don't mean to be rude)? What kind of section do you need to create plus is the site already live or anything like this. What kinde of changes do you need to make? Feb 17 '17 at 13:54
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    I hate to say this I really do but you might need to just hire a developer ... if you have never written any HTML or coded simple basic web pages of any kind then trying to add to an existing CMS driven website on any platform will likely take the most intelligent person days to learn all the moving parts. Not to discourage you, but the initial learning curve in web development (from scratch) is quite a ride! Feb 17 '17 at 15:13
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    @Georgina register for the Craft Slack community, it’s a good place to ask the smaller questions you come along while working with Craft. craftcms.com/community
    – carlcs
    Feb 17 '17 at 15:14
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    @Georgina what Josh is saying might indeed be the best option or as I said maybe someone you know with some experience in coding but If the site isn't setup properly it is not a good option time wise to start finishing it yourself. Its not an easy start to learn but if you know how to code you're hooked and thats good in my opion. Carl's suggestion is in the good way too as there are many people there to help and assist in a quicker way then stackexchange. Feb 17 '17 at 15:23

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