static-preview.php (download)

I like to edit my postings with a text editor, not a browser form. I also often edit them while I'm offline. But I like to preview how they'll look when they're run through the WordPress filters such as Textile.

static-preview.php allows you to preview files that you edit on your server's filesystem, without storing them in the WordPress database. It is intended for the case where you have access to the file system of your web server or a staging server capable of running php. It allows you to use a text editor such as emacs to edit a file in one window and preview the results in another window. This gives you more full-featured editing than the web browser, and a faster edit-preview workflow cycle than copying between a text editor and and the WordPress Writing web form.