Live View



3rd Party (Commercial)
Current Version: 1.0.3
Release Date: Mar 26, 2014

License Agreement

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EE Version Support

  • ExpressionEngine 2


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Add-On Type(s)

Accessory, Extension, Module


Live view adds one or more iframes to the view entry screen so you can easily display templates that use the submitted channel data on different screen sizes. Optionally you can include a qr-code to quickly test on mobile devices.

Live view allows you to preview entries from the EE control panel immediately after publishing. You can set up multiple url’s per channel while also configuring the preview size. (for responsive designs) This way you can quickly review content across multiple pages in different resolutions. Optionally you can include a qr-code to quickly test on mobile devices.

To set up the url to the template(s) viewed in the iframe(s) you can use standard ExpressionEngine tags like {site_url}, {entry_id}, {url_title}, etc.. This way you can generate a url exactly the way you need it, as opposed to other modules like live look.

When you use Boldminded’s Publisher for a multi-lingual site, you can use {site_language} as a language url parameter to show the entry in the language you submitted in.

Installation instructions:

  • Unzip the zip file you have downloaded
  • Copy the but_live_view folder into your system/expressionengine/third_party/ folder
  • In the Control Panel, go to Addons > Modules and click the “install” link next to “Live View”
  • Install both the Accessory and the Module.
  • You can access the addon from the Modules section of the Control panel.

Hooks Used

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This entry was created March 6, 2014, 12:31 pm.
This entry was last updated May 2, 2014, 7:46 am.

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3 Reviews:

BUT 03.10.14

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Below problems are now fixed in 1.0.1, sorry for the inconvenience.

firebrandmedia 03.08.14

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Previous installation errors have been fixed. This is a great, quick way to preview your entry without having to view the entry on your target device. Really helpful.

Arif 03.08.14

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Download en installed it, but getting an error after clicking the module in the module list:

An Error Was Encountered
Unable to locate the model you have specified: but_live_view_db