WordPress comes with a built-in feature that allows you to undo changes and go back to a previous version of a post or pages?
This feature is called Post Revisions and in this post, we going to learn All about WordPress Post Revisions
- What is WordPress revision
- Importance of WordPress post revision
- How to use WordPress revision
- How it affects Site performance
- How to Optimize WordPress revision for Faster Performance
- How to limit WordPress revision
- How to Delete Old Post Revisions in WordPress
- Deleting WordPress post revisions via phpMyAdmin
- How to delete WordPress revisions With WP-CLI
- How to Completely Disable WordPress Post Revisions
What is Post Revisions?
Post revisions is a feature of WordPress that allows you to undo your changes and go back to a previous copy of your posts or pages.
WordPress creates post revisions each time a user clicks on the save, update, or publish button. these revisions are permanently stored in the WordPress database like a post.
WordPress also has an autosave feature. In which WordPress automatically creates an auto-save revision every 60 seconds. auto-save are temporary revision and automatically replaces the older version with the new auto-save on creation. It saves your post content when the unlikely happens, such as power outages or browser crashes.
if your browser crashed or your computer hanged while writing, then you can restore your latest draft from the autosave or your post from the revisions list.
Importance of WordPress post revision
WordPress revision is a great feature added by WordPress. It helps the blogger or writer to write a perfect blog without being worry about data loss.
Revision keeps track of each line and changes done in it over a period of time. For multisite this feature helps site users with Editor role to review changes done by different authors.
It allows you to see what changes were made in each revision. The display indicates what has changed in each revision – what was added/removed, remained unchanged. Lines added or removed are highlighted, and individual character changes get additional highlighting.
How to use WordPress revision
WordPress displays the number of revisions on the right-hand side of your post editor screen, under the ‘Document’ panel. Clicking on the ‘Revisions’ will take you to post revisions screen.
The Screen will show you the latest revisions of the post with pagination and scroller on top. this pagination and scroller will move you to earlier revisions of the post.
On the top, you will see a button “Restore This Revision”. clicking on it will make the current state of revision as your post content.
Keep in mind that restoring to an earlier revision will not delete the latest version of your post. Instead, WordPress will store it as another revision in the database.
You can also compare two revisions with the help of a checkbox ‘Compare any two revisions’ on top.
Making it checked will split the scrollbar button into two, and you can take each button to a different revision and compare the content of both revisions.
How it affects Site performance
revisions take up space in your WordPress database. For each revision one post entry get created in database with post type revision.
If a plugin or theme doesn’t specifically exclude post revisions, it might slow down your site by searching through them unnecessarily.
/** * Wrong Query. */ $args = array( 'post_type' => array( 'any') ); $query = new WP_Query( $args );
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