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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 WordPress Plugins

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

(Post revisions box)

For most users, having access to workflow features like autosave and automatic revisions is something that contributes to making work more productive. If you write and edit extensively, however, after a while the revisions can start building up. This can significantly increase the size of your WordPress database, so it’s important to be able to manage your revisions.

(Post revisions can really add up after a while)

For example, if there are 50 posts published on your site with an average of 10 revisions each you could be storing up to 1,000 copies of old data. If your post averages 100KB data, then with 1,000 revisions of that post, the total space wasted is about 100MB.

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

Better Delete Revision

(Better Delete Revision – WordPress Plugin)

This plugin deletes redundant post revisions from your WordPress database and database content belonging to each revision such as tags, meta information, relationships, and more.

After installing and activating the plugin, Better Delete Revision can optimize your database without having to log into your server.

Log into your WordPress site, then go to the navigation menu and click on click on Settings > Better Delete Revision

(Settings Menu – Better Delete Revision)

This brings you to the Better Delete Revision Manager area. Click ’Check Revision Posts’ to calculate the number of redundant post revisions can be safely removed from the database …

(Check Revision Posts – Better Delete Revision Manager)

A table of post 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 clear all list items from your database …

(Remove posts revisions list)

The redundant post information will be cleared from your database …

(Revisions removed – Better Delete Revision)

After a while and depending on the amount of content you have published on your site, therefore, we recommend repeating this process to keep your WP database as lean as possible, since WordPress will automatically begin to store your post revisions again …

(Revisions automatically start being saved again!)

You can also use Better Delete Revisions to keep the WP database optimized …

(Optimize the database)

Better Delete Revision checks to see if the WP database needs optimization and runs a one-click optimization routine that does not require you to log into your server control panel …

(Better Delete Revision checks if your database needs optimization)

For more details, go here}:

Optimize Database after Deleting Revisions

(Optimize Database after Deleting Revisions WP Plugin)

This plugin is similar to the one described above. It not only lets you prune redundant page and post revisions (it also lets you keep an ’x’ amount of the most recent revisions) and checks if your WP database tables need cleaning and optimization, it also lets you do the following:

(Optimize Database after Deleting Revisions – WordPress Plugin Settings Page)

For more details, go here}:

WP Optimize

(WP-Optimize Plugin For WordPress)

In addition to removing redundant page and post revisions and performing table cleaning and optimization maintenance, this plugin also lets you do the following:

(WP-Optimize Plugin For WordPress – Settings Screen)

For more details, go here}:

WP-Sweep

(WP-Sweep Plugin For WordPress)

In addition to optimizing your database tables and deleting unnecessary revisions, this plugin also cleans up:

(WP-Sweep WordPress Plugin – Settings Screen)

For more details, go here}:

For more plugins that can help you manage post revisions and optimize your WP database, go to Plugins > Add New and search for keywords like “Manage Revisions“, “Optimize Database“, etc …

(Add Plugins – WordPress Plugins Menu)

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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