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WordPress Plugins For Managing WordPress Post Revisions

WordPress Plugins For Managing WordPress Post Revisions

In a separate tutorial, we looked at the WordPress Post Revisions feature, where WordPress saves all your post revisions, so you can always go back to an earlier version of what you have written and restore it.

In this tutorial, we look at a number of WordPress plugins that will help you manage your post revisions.

Revision Management Using Plugins

As soon as you create, edit, and save your pages/posts, WordPress begins to store new revisions for your content in its database. These are displayed in a Revisions section at the bottom of your post editor …

(View the WordPress revisions list)

For most users, having access to effective workflow features like autosave and revisions is a great thing. If you write and edit extensively, however, over time the revisions can start to build up. This can significantly grow the size of your WordPress database, so it’s important to manage your revisions.

(Post revisions can really add up after a while)

For example, if there are 100 posts on your site and each post has 10 revisions your database could be storing up to 1,000 copies of old data. If your post averages 100KB data, then with 1,000 revisions, the total database space wasted is about 100MB.

Fortunately, there are a few great plugins to help you control your revisions and reduce the size of your database. Here are a few:

Better Delete Revision

(Better Delete Revision WordPress Plugin)

This plugin deletes redundant post revisions from your WordPress database and other revision-related content such as meta information, tags, relationships, and more.

After installing and activating the plugin, you can perform optimizations on your WP database without having to log into your server.

Log into your Dashboard and choose Settings > Better Delete Revision

(Better Delete Revision – Settings Menu)

This brings you to the Better Delete Revision Manager screen. Click ’Check Revision Posts’ to calculate the number of redundant post revisions you can safely delete from your WordPress database …

(Better Delete Revision Manager – Check Revision Posts)

A list of revisions stored in the database will be returned on the screen …

(List of revisions)

Click on the ‘Yes, I would like to delete them! …’ button to delete all list items from the WP database …

(Better Delete Revision – Remove posts revisions list)

The redundant revisions will be cleared from your database …

(Revisions removed)

After a while and depending on the number of posts you have published on your website and their related post revisions, therefore, we recommend repeating this process to keep your database as light as possible, since WordPress automatically begins saving post revisions again (unless you have turned the feature off) …

(WordPress automatically begins saving your post revisions again!)

Like the other plugins listed in this section, you can also use Better Delete Revisions to optimize your database …

(Keep your WP database optimized – Better Delete Revision)

The plugin checks to see if your WP database tables need optimization and lets you run a one-click optimization routine without requiring you to log into your hosting panel or mess with complicated database management tools …

(Better Delete Revision lets you perform an easy one-click optimization maintenance routine)

For more details, go here}:

Optimize Database after Deleting Revisions

(Optimize Database after Deleting Revisions Plugin For WordPress)

This plugin is similar to the one described above. It not only lets you delete unnecessary post and page revisions (with the added option of keeping an ’x’ amount of your most recent revisions) and checks if the WordPress database needs to be cleaned and optimized, it also lets you perform the following:

(Optimize Database after Deleting Revisions WP Plugin – Settings)

For more details, go here}:

WP Optimize

(WP-Optimize – WordPress Plugin)

In addition to performing tasks such as cleaning redundant page and post revisions and checking if your WP database needs to be cleaned and optimized, WP Optimize also lets you do maintenance tasks like:

(WP-Optimize – WordPress Plugin Settings)

For more details, go here}:

WP Sweep

(WP-Sweep WP Plugin)

WP Sweep lets you clean up duplicated, unused, and orphaned data in your database, including revisions. This plugin cleans up:

(WP-Sweep – Settings)

For more details, go here}:

For more plugins that can help you manage post revisions and optimize your WordPress database, go to Plugins > Add New and type in keywords like “Revisions“, “Optimize“, etc …

(Plugins Menu – Add New Plugins)

We hope that you have found the above information on plugins that will help you manage your WordPress post revisions useful.


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