Better Preview

Preview as it should be in Joomla!

  • Last updated: 14-Feb-2018
  • Version: 6.1.0
  • Types: System plugin Editor button plugin
  • Joomla rating: 100%
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Changelog for Better Preview

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+ Added   - Removed   ^ Changed   # Fixed

6.1.0 14-Feb-2018

Download Free

 + Adds translations: nb-NO
 ^ Changes minimum requirement from Joomla 3.6.0 to Joomla 3.7.0
 # Fixes some javascript issues in admin side on Joomla 3.7.0

6.0.6 08-Dec-2017

Download Free

 ^ Updates translations: ru-RU, sv-SE
 # Fixes issue with potential fatal error about Regex class not found

6.0.5 20-Oct-2017

Download Free

 ^ Allows users without core edit permissions to use the preview button
 ^ Updates translations: bg-BG, da-DK, tr-TR
 # Fixes issue with preview button not using correct active menu item in some cases

6.0.4 08-Sep-2017

Download Free

 + PRO Fixes issue with Joomla updater not seeing new Pro versions after upgrading from Free to Pro

6.0.3 03-Aug-2017

Download Free

 # Fixes issue with created by name not getting updated in preview when changing created by user

6.0.2 29-Jul-2017

Download Free

 ^ Changed main icon
 ^ Improves the way the system plugin methods gets called
 ^ Updates translations: cs-CZ, et-EE, id-ID, it-IT, nl-NL, sv-SE
 # Fixes issue with error about undefined publish_down in some situations
 # Fixes issue with mysql error concerning incorrect dates
 # Fixes issue with session check failing when using shared sessions

6.0.1 19-May-2017

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 # Fixes issue with link not opening the sef url
 # Fixes styling issue in Joomla 3.7

6.0.0 16-Feb-2017

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 ^ Changes minimum requirement from Joomla 3.4.1 to Joomla 3.6.0
 ^ Changes minimum requirement from php 5.3.13 to php 5.4
 ^ Completely recoded the extension and Regular Labs Library (now using namespaces)
 ^ Updates translations: id-ID, uk-UA
 # Fixes issue with Better Preview dropdown not showing
 # Fixes issue with Regular Labs Library plugin causing slowness in administrator when 'Show Help Menu Item' is enabled
 # Fixes issue with preview popup always showing something has changed when it hasn't
 # PRO Fixes issue with updates via core installer sometimes failing

5.2.3 28-Nov-2016

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 ^ Updates translations: de-DE
 # Fixes issue with javascript issues some other 3rd party extensions get when doing funky stuff with jquery
 # Fixes issues with page breaking when Regular Labs Library folder is missing

5.2.2 26-Oct-2016

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 # Fixes issue with preview popup opening too narrow

5.2.1 04-Oct-2016

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 # PRO Fixes issue with support for K2 and Zoo not working anymore

5.2.0 30-Sep-2016

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 + Adds ability to disable Better Preview entirely on selected components
 + Adds ability to set a fixed width for the preview popup window
 ^ Fixes issue with sql errors when using CW Multicategories
 ^ Updates translations: tr-TR

5.1.2 07-Aug-2016

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 # Fixes issue with error when default menu item cannot be found

5.1.1 02-Aug-2016

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 ^ Updates translations: ru-RU
 # Fixes issue with missing language strings
 # Fixes issue with unpublished articles not loading in preview

5.1.0 11-Jun-2016

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 + Adds option to set a different default menu item in the urls
 + Adds translations: tr-TR

5.0.1 22-Apr-2016

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 # Fixes issue with errors about duplicate entries

5.0.0 16-Apr-2016

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 ^ Moves from NoNumber to Regular Labs branding

4.1.4 30-Mar-2016

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 ^ Adds version number to own css/js files
 ^ Updates some HTML syntax
 ^ Updates translations: hu-HU
 # Fixes issue with single quotes being displayed as \' on some setups

4.1.3 28-Jan-2016

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 ^ Updates translations: pl-PL
 # Fixes issues with Joomla 3.5 and php7 compatibility

4.1.2 19-Dec-2015

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 # Fixes issue with wrong language being used on some multilingual setups

4.1.1 03-Nov-2015

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 # Fixes issue with fatal error about undefined function utf8_strtolower

4.1.0 31-Oct-2015

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 + Adds ability to purge the components cache before rendering the preview
 ^ Updates translations: ja-JP, uk-UA

4.0.3 14-Aug-2015

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 # Fixes issue with pages breaking when querying extra urls

4.0.2 07-Aug-2015

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 # Fixes issue with uninstallation getting into a loop
 # Fixes issue with upgrading not working

4.0.1 01-Aug-2015

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 # Fixes issue with necessary tables not being created on installation

4.0.0 31-Jul-2015

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 ! J2.5 Removes Joomla 2.5 support
 ^ Changes minimum requirement to Joomla version 3.4.1
 ^ Recodes the installer
 # Fixes issue with articles without a (parent) menu item using home Itemid
 # PRO Fixes issue with error about creating default object from empty value on Zoo item previews

3.4.3 08-Jun-2015

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 ^ Updates translations: uk-UA
 # PRO Fixes issue with previews in zoo items/categories giving 404s

3.4.2 03-Apr-2015

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 ^ Updates translations: el-GR
 # Fixes issue with error about undefined property $home
 # J2 Fixes issue with errors after upgrade to Joomla 3
 # J3 Fixes issue with wrong positioning of Better Preview dropdown menu

3.4.1 03-Mar-2015

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 # J3.4 Fixes issue with editor plugin showing in Extension Manager > Discover

3.4.0 23-Feb-2015

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 + J3PRO Adds support for Form2Content (article)
 ^ J3 Changes purge SEF URLs button to work with ajax
 # PRO Fixes issue with fatal error on Zoo item preview if there is a corresponding menu item

3.3.3 08-Jan-2015

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 ! Removes compatibility for php versions under 5.3.13
 ! J3 Removes compatibility for Joomla 3 versions under 3.3.0
 ^ Updates translations: pl-PL
 # Fixes issue with Free version being able to be installed over the Pro version
 # Fixes issue with error about nnFile on installation on some setups
 # PRO Fixes issues with duplicate rows in update_sites table

3.3.2 01-Oct-2014

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 # Fixes issue with errors on jDownloads file manager view

3.3.1 26-Aug-2014

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 ^ Refactors more code
 # Fixes issue with certain menu item edit pages breaking
 # Fixes issue with links and preview being broken when using non-default languages
 # Fixes issue with links not being taken from menu for general not specifically supported components
 # Fixes issue with preview button not showing correct page in some cases

3.3.0 15-Aug-2014

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 + Adds ability to select whether to add the default menu item id to the url
 ! J3 Removes compatibility for Joomla 3 versions under 3.2.2
 ^ Refactors code
 ^ Updates translations: id-ID, lt-LT, pt-BR
 # J2 Fixes issue with errors after upgrade to Joomla 3
 # J3 Fixes issue with editor button not showing on some setups

3.2.3 14-May-2014

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 + Adds translations: id-ID
 # PRO Fixes issue with links to language specific Zoo pages (using ZOOlingual) not showing correct data

3.2.2 05-Apr-2014

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 # PRO Fixes issue with previews in zoo items/categories giving 404s
 # J3 Fixes issue with undefined variable $text in editor button

3.2.1 27-Feb-2014

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 + Adds translations: hu-HU
 # Fixes issue with button text 'Preview' not being translated
 # Fixes issue with category preview not working
 # Fixes issue with links and preview being broken when using non-default languages

3.2.0 24-Jan-2014

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 + PRO Adds support for Zoo (item, category)
 ^ Cleans up some code (syntax)
 # Fixes article hits incrementing on preview
 # Fixes issue with 404 on items with publish up date in future
 # Fixes issue with purge SEF URL index not working
 # Fixes issue with sef urls of special access items not being correct
 # PRO Fixes issue with preview of unpublished K2 items not working

3.1.5 21-Jan-2014

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 # Fixes issue with 404 on some unpublished items

3.1.4 17-Jan-2014

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 # Fixes issue with invalid tokens when there are more than 1 user sessions in the database
 # Fixes issue with some missing language strings in some occasions
 # J2 Fixes issue with submenu not hiding on touchscreens

3.1.3 21-Nov-2013

 # Fixes issue with home icon showing on some non-home view site links
 # J3.1 Fixes issue with error about undefined method JHtml::tooltipText

3.1.2 18-Nov-2013

 # Fixes issue with editor button on frontend showing and causing issues

3.1.1 17-Nov-2013

 # Fixes issue with SEF urls not being generated
 # Fixes issue with view site links not being correct on some setups
 # J3 Fixes issue with SEF URL index timeout not working

3.1.0 16-Nov-2013

 + Adds option to purge SEF URL index via system plugin settings
 + Adds option to set SEF URL index timeout
 # Fixes installation error about duplicate entry on some MySQL 5.6 setups
 # Fixes issue with view site links pointing to admin side on some setups
 # J3.2 Fixes Joomla 3.2 compatibility issues

3.0.2 07-Nov-2013

 + Adds translations: nl-NL
 # J3.2 Fixes Joomla 3.2 compatibility issues

3.0.1 03-Nov-2013

 # Fixes issue with icons not working

3.0.0 31-Oct-2013

 + Adds translations: es-ES
 + J3 Adds Joomla 3 support
 ! J1.5 Removes Joomla 1.5 support
 ^ Completely recoded with new and different functionality and features

2.2.3 24-Apr-2013

Download Free Download Pro (older than 1 year)

 + J2 Adds less files for generating css files
 ! J1.5 LAST VERSION COMPATIBLE WITH JOOMLA 1.5
 ^ Cleans up some code (syntax)
 ^ Updates translations: fa-IR, pl-PL
 ^ J2 Minifies css and js files
 # J2 Fixes issue with errors on edit pages of categoriew that have no menu item

2.2.2 02-Jan-2013

 # J2 Fixes issue with clipboard script not loading

2.2.1 29-Dec-2012

 ^ Updates translations: pl-PL
 # J2 Fixes error about XML setup file on first install

2.2.0 22-Dec-2012

 ^ J2 Cleans up code
 ^ J2 Moves media files to Joomla media folder
 # J2 Fixes issue with menu of article category not being found for Itemid match

2.1.5 20-Sep-2012

 + Adds translations: da-DK
 ^ Updates ZeroClipboard script to v1.0.8
 # J1.5 Fixes issue with database error during installation

2.1.4 06-Aug-2012

 ! Removes ability to install on Joomla 1.6 and 1.7
 ! Removes ability to install on setups with php 5.2 or lower
 ^ Cleans a lot of code
 ^ Updates translations: nl-NL

2.1.3 09-May-2012

 # Fixes issue with installation failing (conflicted-copy)

2.1.2 09-May-2012

 # J1.5 Fixes issue with javascript error on large preview button for certain languages

2.1.1 07-May-2012

 # FREE Fixes issue with PHP notice about undefined property show_copy_icon

2.1.0 01-May-2012

 + Adds translations: et-EE, zh-TW
 ^ Increases page load speed by changing how xml files are loaded

2.0.1 10-Apr-2012

 # SECURITY FIX: Fixes URL injection vulnerability in NoNumber Framework

2.0.0 07-Apr-2012

 + Adds translations: cs-CZ
 ^ Changes some language strings
 ^ Cleans up code syntax
 ^ Now available as Pro and Free version
 # Fixes issue with installer not removing the folder/zip from the tmp

1.11.3 23-Dec-2011

 # Fixes issue with assignment options not showing on mootools 1.2+ setups

1.11.2 21-Dec-2011

 ^ Updates translations: fr-FR
 # Fixes issue with styling of the admin status module

1.11.1 05-Dec-2011

 ^ Removes core View Site link
 # Fixes issue with core search pages not working because of NoNumber Framework
 # J1.7 Fixes issue with missing system plugin

1.11.0 02-Dec-2011

 + Joomla 1.7 compatible!
 ^ Cleans code syntax (no longer guaranteed support for php 5.2.x and lower)
 # Fixes issue with php warning about open_as_list
 # J1.5 Fixes issue with article preview button not being changed to Better Preview

1.10.1 17-Oct-2011

 + Adds translations: pl-PL
 # Fixes security issue in NoNumber Framework plugin

1.10.0 08-Oct-2011

 ^ Cleans up some code (like no more use of DS)
 ^ Improves installer
 ^ Moves translation language files to main package (no more language packs)
 # Fixes issue with JEventHandler error on some setups
 # Fixes issue with non-translated strings showing on non-English setups

1.9.0 16-Sep-2011

 ^ Changes NoNumber Elements plugin to NoNumber Framework
 ^ Moves common language strings to NoNumber Framework files
 # Fixes some minor styling issues

1.8.3 29-Mar-2011

 ^ Changes language files to be J1.6 ready
 # Fixes some issues with tooltips

1.8.2 10-Feb-2011

 ^ Changes extension icon / logo

1.8.1 11-Dec-2010

 # Cleans up some code
 # Fixes issues with document being called to early
 # Fixes some issues with loading of language strings

1.8.0 25-Nov-2010

 + Adds checks to see if NoNumber Elements plugin is installed/enabled
 ^ Fixes and updated all language strings

1.7.1 16-Nov-2010

 # Fixes issue with links to categories not working properly

1.7.0 24-Jul-2010

 ^ A lot of code cleaning
 ^ Changes way version and license information are displayed (now via ajax)
 ^ Changes way versions and licenses are checked (no more base64)
 ^ Improves article preview
 ^ Moves main functionality to admin module (instead of plugin)
 # Fixes issue with special characters

1.6.2 23-Jun-2010

 # Fixes issue with code looping, causing page timeouts

1.6.1 22-Jun-2010

 + Adds popup message when content preview is opened in new tab
 ^ Improves article preview for all editors
 ^ Improves code (=faster)

1.6.0 17-Feb-2009

 + Adds AdminPraise 2 support
 + Adds JoomFish support (for menu items/articles/categories/sections)
 + Adds option to open sections/categories by list or blog by default
 # Fixes issue with error about redeclaring clone function on php 4
 # Fixes issue with tooltip not displaying properly on all pages

1.5.2 10-Feb-2009

 + Changes the big article preview link to handle plugins over content
 # Fixes issue with errors about registry for php 5.0.5

1.5.1 09-Feb-2009

 ^ Changes the License Code check (now controlled by the License Manager)
 # Fixes issue with deprecated syntax for php 5.3+
 # Fixes location of Joomla! DTD files

1.5.0 19-Jan-2010

 + Adds Commercial License Code support
 ^ Moves elements to seperate global plugin (also used by other extensions)

1.4.2 17-Dec-2009

 + Adds support for APLite admin template

1.4.1 21-Nov-2009

 # Fixes issue with link not opening in new window

1.4.0 20-Nov-2009

 + Adds option to hide link text
 ^ Changes file encoding to UTF-8
 ^ Changes name from 'BetterPreview' to 'Better Preview' (space)
 ^ Moves classes to helper file
 # Fixes issue with titles with quotes messing up the tooltip

1.3.3 05-Aug-2009

 + Adds option to set the homepage file
 ^ Enhances feature when no components are selected

1.3.2 13-Jul-2009

 ^ Changes sliding toggle option (in admin settings) to work better in IE8
 # Fixes issues with php4 incompatibility (MBCS warning)

1.3.1 03-Jul-2009

 + Adds 'preview' when no components are selected
 ^ Changes description in tooltip (added page title, etc)
 # Fixes issue with invalid query for categories
 # Fixes issue with minor error in version check
 # Fixes issue with undefined function error on disabled components

1.3.0 26-May-2009

 + Adds option to turn of the BetterPreview icon
 + Adds support for JoomSuite Resource Content items
 ^ Made the note a little easier to understand
 ^ Recodes some stuff to make it more logical and lighter

1.2.2 17-May-2009

 # Fixes issue with components element conflicting with other extensions (Sourcerer)
 # Fixes issue with frontend hanging in IE7

1.2.1 07-May-2009

 # Fixes issue with mootools javascript error
 # Fixes issue with tooltip jumping (resizing)

1.2.0 02-May-2009

 + Adds Copy to Clipboard icon (and option to turn it off)
 + Adds Tooltip with extra link info (and option to turn it off)
 ^ Changes components list to show all the components available in both admin and frontend
 # Fixes issue with cached selected categories/sections in list view
 # Fixes issue with unpublished articles/categories/sections

1.1.0 20-Apr-2009

 ! Removes update icon in administrator toolbar
 ^ Changes code a bit to make it lighter
 ^ Changes different administrator elements
 ^ Changes installation procedure (automatic installer/updater)
 ^ Changes preview icon in toolbar
 ^ Changes update check
 # Fixes typo in html output of component list
 # Made url xhtml compatible (attribute-encoded)

1.0.3 10-Dec-2008

 # Fixes issue with Fatal error: Class 'BetterPreviewVersionCheck' not found

1.0.2 08-Nov-2008

 ^ Changes update check
 # Fixes issue with article links not always matching correctly

1.0.1 26-Sep-2008

 ! Removes redundant checks for components
 ^ Changes update check

1.0.0 17-Sep-2008

 + First release