The issue I still have though is why the preview was different than the published page. It is my understanding both from classes I have taken and from the documentation I have read that the preview link is supposed to show you exactly what a user will see after the page is published. Am I missing or misunderstanding something?
Thank you. That does help. However, it does leave a problem. I noticed that clicking on 'view' gives the same URL (action/preview). How are you supposed to preview a page in full before it is published? Am I missing something?
In my mind, there needs to be some kind of 'live' preview. People can do things that totally change a page's behavior/appearance that the preview apparently will not show. Then when the publish button is hit it can cause a production issue on at least one page (maybe more if it is a template or shared part).