Previewing Blocks

At the top right of a form where you enabled a block editor, you will find a blue button labeled "Editor". The idea is to provide a better user experience when working with blocks, where the frontend preview is being immediately rendered next to the form, in a full-screen experience.

You can enable the content editor individual block previews by providing a resources/views/site/layouts/block.blade.php blade layout file. This file will be treated as a layout, so it will need to yield a content section: @yield('content'). It will also need to include any frontend CSS/JS necessary to give the block the look and feel of the corresponding frontend layout. Here's a simple example:

1<!doctype html>
2<html lang="en">
4 <title>#madewithtwill website</title>
5 <link rel="stylesheet" href="{{mix('css/app.css')}}">
9 @yield('content')
11<script src="{{mix('js/app.js')}}"></script>

If you would like to specify a custom layout view path, you can do so in config/twill.php at twill.block_editor.block_single_layout. A good way to share assets and structure from the frontend with these individual block previews is to create a parent layout and extend it from your block layout.

Editor preview context

If needed you can use the existence of the variable $inEditor to conditionally add or remove items from your block view file.

$inEditor is not set when not in a preview context.

1<div style="max-width: 500px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;">
2 @if($inEditor)
3 I am only visible in the editor
4 @endisset
5 {!! $block->translatedInput('text') !!}