Post Revisions

We’ve always been vigilant about keeping your data backed up and up-to-date. You deserve to have that kind of control, too.

That’s why there’s Post Revisions, which keeps a copy of the post or page you’re editing each time you save it. Even cooler, it allows you to look back at the five most recent saved changes and revert to an earlier version if you need to.

Post Revisions originated as a plugin called blicki by Ryan Boren. We improved the code and user experience for inclusion in WordPress 2.6, and have now enabled it for everyone on WordPress.com.

Post Revisions improves several things in WordPress…

Multi-author blogs: You can see who made changes to posts, and when.

Undo: If you accidentally delete a paragraph and then hit the save button, don’t worry! That old information is still there for you to reference or revert to.

Autosave: Autosave is now enabled for all posts and pages, not just drafts.

And it’s got pretty colors, too.

To try out Post Revisions, select a revision date in the Post Revisions section under the text editor. Select another date in the revisions list, click Compare Revisions, and you can check out the two versions of your post side by side, with changes clearly highlighted.

If you like what you see in a prior post better, just click Restore for that date and the post is reverted back (with a new version stored next time you save, of course).


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  1. JNj.

    THANKS! THANKS! THANKS!
    This tool has helped me great, I would have lost a whole long post – but it stillm was “there”! Thanks again!

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  2. Tim Rueb

    Good work. This will come in handy with BLOGS I set up for my clients and then give them access to after the first cut is up.

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  3. furoshiki

    This is the most gorgeous feature for us, poor bloggers, periodically affected by swapping fingers, drunken keyboards and lunatic movements! Great news, thanks a lot…

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  4. puppydazzles

    Thanks wordpress! I love the captions on the images, and now with the ability to go back to previous rewrites is wonderful.

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  5. mohd222

    This is great, I’m happy I got my old files back 🙂
    Thanks very much! This is very useful! One of the best updates.

    Mohd222 😉

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  6. Hsiao Wei Chen

    thanks. this is a great feature. good job, guys 😀

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  7. girlgriot

    Great feature. Thanks!

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  8. Javier Aroche

    There is a way to disable this on WordPress.com ? I usually do an export of my blog, and I’m sure that with post revisions my blog will grow quickly without any advantage.

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  9. mdawaffe

    Good catch! 🙂

    We’ll address revisions in exports soon.

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  10. draguscn

    awsome .. very useful. Thanks

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  11. Dunedin Public Libraries

    A great idea

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  12. Anders Sandvig

    It’s a nice feature, but I wish the history was longer than just five posts. I tend to do a lot of small edits as I write. It’s not a big problem though, as I do most the drafting in an external editor anyway.

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  13. Dark Crow200

    Awesome WordPress, this feature is perfect.

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  14. Spiderweb

    Awesome! Better updates!

    Congratulations and Thanks sincerly.

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  15. Mountain Sage

    What a great feature! Thanks so much for continuing to improve WordPress.

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  16. madeenah

    Thanks!

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  17. rickyanthony

    Amazing and great for wordpress blogger. Keep goin’ and thanks for any service future!

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  18. lookcook

    thank the tool is very helpful.

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  19. anonyjw

    Yes… much thanks to the great WordPress team!

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  20. Chaitanya Varma Mudunuri

    Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  21. Dilip Prakash

    good stuff…it will really help me a lot…… thanks for u team…

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  22. N.R.

    great stuff 🙂 thanks WP team!

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  23. Shae

    Very nice. Thank you!!

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  24. melkyaiboy135

    Thank’s for all

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  25. Teapot Army

    Great feature!

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  26. judecowell

    Super work, thanks!

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  27. Infy

    A very useful addition.

    We love surprises, we love wordpress.com 🙂

    Keep it going guys!

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  28. nellyspencer

    I’ve just joined and now it makes me even happier to know that I’m with WordPress. You also have a reliable support team! Thanks!

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  29. Simon Appleby

    [redacted]

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  30. janien

    I experienced the same as cpwoton – al whole post with plenty of links had disappeared in one second … Thank you, WP!!

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  31. John

    What a great update! Keep up the good work!

    -John

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  32. 1Wally15

    This is great! This will certainly help with our posts and pages.

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  33. Arpit

    I just wish you could have done this before I deleted one of the most popular posts on my blog! 😦
    But that said and done, this is a wonderful feature!!

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  34. graffiticreator

    This is a very good idea. To the above poster – you may find your old post in the Google cache or on archive.org – I have been there before : )

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  35. Mang Kumlod

    Very useful! Thank you.

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  36. Sarah

    This saved my butt today!
    I was making an update to a post, and somehow deleted all of the old/non-update text. I was in panic until I saw the past revisions area. Thank you for this feature!

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  37. Rowjie

    this is great. i won’t worry next time if ever i’ll accidentally delate a part of my blog entry or even the whole blog entry itself.

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  38. Dr. Nayyar Hashmey

    Am already using this feature in ma blog and have found this utility quite wonderful. It saves a lot of time and makes ma drafts look nice without much hassle. Thanks for that wonderful platform of blogs called WordPress.

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  39. Keith Olbermann Is Evil

    Wow,

    Cool.

    Thanks.

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  40. Andy in Germany

    At last, a blogging platform for ham-fisted computer illiterate people like me… Glad I moved, you keep making this better and better.

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  41. pyejal

    i don’t know where to start!

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  42. rizkivmaster

    Great stuff! Thanks WP!

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  43. For-ua

    How about the ability to assign categories in bulk via the post manage screen..

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  44. attyresty

    that’s nice. keep it up.

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  45. tmac

    That’s Good!!!

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  46. nsinsinai

    That is lovely, thanks WP : )

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  47. Tanveer Naseer

    This is a great feature. One time late at night while writing up my latest entry on my blog, I accidentally deleted a portion of my text. At first I thought I’d have to write it all up from scratch until I recalled seeing this feature at the bottom of the page. Sure enough, the missing text was quickly found and all was good in the land.

    So, thanks WP for incorporating this feature. It’s a gem.

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  48. lorrie727

    Cool…..or…that’s..hot…kinda like ‘Tagged… …thanks so much for this!! It’s a great thing! LW : )

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  49. designwebsite

    Cool Dude !! That’s Lovely

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  50. Home Grown Food Network

    Thanks for this great blogging platform. It’s getting better and better. I really appreciate all your hard work on this. You’ve got a real fan here

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  51. Ti

    You guys are awesome!
    It’s great to see that you’re not sleeping under the work done, and still make improvements.
    Keep it up!
    Thanks!

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  52. Sakhi

    this is usefull, no doubt!

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  53. politiconews

    good. Thanks. keep coming up with fresh toppings.

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  54. investlogic

    You stole my thoughts!
    I was just wondering how to back up my pages and posts. What if some hacker manages to crack in and do some mischief! You saved my life.

    Thank you word press for everything.

    Savant

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  55. andryans

    nice for ur info 🙂

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  56. JoseJoseJoseeee

    It doesn’t seem that great right now, but when I accidentally delete a post it will be the greatest thing since individually sliced cheese

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  57. NAyK

    This must be a killer for your memory!!!! But it sure adds value to our sites. Thanks.

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  58. Abyssal

    This feature has already saved my ass. 🙂 Thanks WordPress team!

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  59. cathyjra

    This saved my butt on a mistake I made – WOW… very nice- Thanks

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  60. hazyphonics15

    very useful! i revise a lot!

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  61. Mikkeygirl

    Wow this is so kewl like this is really help me in my everyday life cause thats really my problem!! THIS YEAR i mean REALLY

    ~Mikkeygirl

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  62. Admin

    This is awesome, very helpful to keep track of what has been done. Thanks a lot

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  63. raveendran

    Another one star in our Sky…. Great to see it

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  64. Hameedullah Khan

    This thing was really needed guys! Thanks once again.

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  65. longanlon

    the most useless feature I have ever witnessed

    increases several times the size of any backup

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  66. iamsamiam

    You guys are so cool. WordPress rocks.

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  67. khaled

    good

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  68. globaby

    Its great i love it, i still want to ask for your help, still new in d system.

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  69. Trance4you

    Cool, thanx!

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  70. Jason Dragon

    Very Wiki of you. Good job.

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  71. Brent

    Dude, that is awesome!

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  73. Slider 466

    yea!! I am happy about that. Sometimes My computer messes up and still it saves my post!! Cool!

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  74. kagendra

    great tool, four tumb up for WP

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  75. Catalina Trujillo de la U

    Very, very cool!

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  76. eltutor

    Thanks a lot for the advances programing you´re up to.

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  77. vimsite

    One of the best updates, really! Thx!

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  78. alphafoobar

    It’s a great feature… sure backup sizes will increase… but it makes the application so much easier to use

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  79. arifn

    wordpress rocks!!

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  80. sadam7

    yesss!.. it make all things easy.. It saves a lot of time and makes nice without much hassle. Thanks for WordPress.

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  81. mdshossain

    good Job

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  82. Marisa Sanders

    Cool. Very nice.

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  83. M.

    Pretty colors? Ooooooh. I’m game, thanks!

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  85. freedombanker

    That´s really important and relevant !!! Thanks

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  86. hoh

    niffty!

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  87. shinseimori

    Awesome! That’s so cool!

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  88. joycreator

    Post revisions turn the ‘oops’ moment to the ‘ooh-la-la’ moment!
    Somebody is doing great thinking…
    Congratulations & Thanks.

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  89. rajendra Parmanik

    tHANKS A LOT FOR THIS FEATURE.

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  90. Rehan Ahmed

    Awesome

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  91. vishalprojects

    Its really really great.

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  92. catalincrimu

    goooooooooood

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  93. abc

    i frequentely need this feature 😉

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  94. maartenvink

    Cool feature, and it works great! Thanks!

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  95. Archie

    That’s great! I remember the old days… Late at night, answering “Y” to the question “Are you sure you want to delete?” Then, awakening myself with a gasp….

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  96. Agust Andy

    nice..

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  97. Sebastian

    Good work

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  98. weboffriends

    thanks

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  99. theinterwizard

    This completely saved my bacon – keep these upgrades coming

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  100. diamondrn

    Saved my butt from an accidental page deletion on the first day. Thank you!

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