Page Revisions

Modified on: 2014-11-05 11:07:58 -0600

The Revisions screen shows any backup copies of your page. Each time you click Save Draft or Update, a revision is saved. WordPress will store the last 25 revisions for each page. Revisions allow you to look back at the recent changes you’ve made and revert to an earlier version if necessary.

To find the Revisions screen, you will need to go to the edit screen for the page that you want to see the revisions for. Then, look for the Revisions in the Publish module, and click the Browse link:


Note: This will not show until you have made some revisions. Also you can’t manually delete page revisions, but the oldest revision is automatically deleted if there are more than 25 revisions.

Comparing Revisions

To view your Revisions, slide the bar at the top or use the “Previous” and “Next” buttons. The changes will be highlighted in green (for additions) and red (for deletions):

Compare Revisions

By default, when you view a given revision, it will show a comparison with the revision immediately previous to it. If you’d like to compare it with a different revision (for example, if you’d like to compare the original draft with the most recent revision), check the box by “Compare any two revisions” at the top right:


Restoring Revisions

To restore a previous version of a page, scroll to the desired revision, then click on the blue Restore This Revision button:

Restore Revision

Who can see revisions?

All administrators and editors on your blog can see all post revisions. Authors can see post revisions for any post they have authored (which are the only posts they’re able to view in the Dashboard). Contributors cannot see revisions.

Did you find it helpful? Yes No

Can you please tell us how we can improve this article?