Preview Post Navigation is another simple plugin that was requested by Lorelle for this type of enhancement and one that Matt Cutts also blogged about after his upgrade to 2.1.x. The plugin restores the “preview” and “edit” links that were removed from the WordPress 2.1x series. There seems to be enough people talking about the removal of this functionality and wanting it back that this plugin might become obsolete at some point if it’s added back into the core. Until then, I hope this helps ease the pain some of you are feeling.
You can download the plugin here.
This is a WordPress 2.1.x plugin, there is no need for it in previous versions. It’s been tested with Firefox 18.104.22.168 and IE6.
Upload the plugin to your “wp-contents/plugins” directory
Go to the “Plugins” main menu and find “Preview Post Nav”, then click “Activate”
That’s all there is to it. The links will appear when you edit an existing post or once you save/save & edit a new post since there was no preview pane in the new post screen in 2.1.x.
Please leave feedback or if you have an issue using it, leave a comment in this post and I’ll do my best to help you out. If your feeling especially generous a quick link to RealityWired(http://www.realitywired.com) or ItsOnMyTV (http://www.itsonmytv.com) would be greatly appreciated.