Before you activate the modification, thereby making it available to visitors, you can privately preview each variation on the site.

The preview opens the preview URL defined in the associated placement and displays the variation on that page. The preview uses the Preview Tool to display the variation, so you can preview both active and inactive variations, and the modification itself can be either active or inactive.

The preview always retrieves the modification content from the Frosmo back end, so the content preloading advanced setting has no effect, if enabled. In addition, you don't have to be in the target audience defined for the modification to see the variation.

To preview a variation:

  1. Define the preview URL for the associated placement in the placement settings.
  2. Preview the variation from the modification settings.

Defining the preview URL

To define the preview URL for the placement:

  1. In the Control Panel, select Modifications > Placements.
  2. In the placements list, find the placement associated with the modification, and click the placement name.
  3. In the placement settings, enter the Preview URL. The preview URL must be the absolute URL of a page for which the placement is valid.

  4. When you're done, click Save.

Previewing the variation

To preview the variation:

  1. In the Control Panel, select Modifications > Overview.
  2. In the modifications list, find the modification whose variation you want to preview, and click the modification name.
  3. In the Basic settings view, click the quick menu button for the variation you want to preview, and select Preview.

    Depending on your browser settings, the preview page opens in the same or a new tab. To open the page in a new tab in Chrome, in the Control Panel, right-click the Preview option, and select Open link in new tab.

  4. Preview the modification.

You can use the Preview Tool to highlight the modification on the page, change which variation to preview, and view modification information.