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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.

Managing Post Revisions Using Plugins

As soon as you update a page/post, WordPress begins to store new post revisions in its database. These are displayed in a Revisions box at the bottom of the page or post …

(View the WordPress post revisions box)

For most WordPress users, having access to functions like autosave and automatic revisions is no doubt a timesaver. If you write and edit extensively, however, after a while the number of revisions can start building up. This can significantly grow the size of your WordPress database, so it’s important to be able to manage your revisions.

(As post revisions accumulate, your database could be storing lots of unnecessary data)

For example, if you have 100 posts published on your site with an average of 10 revisions each your WordPress database could be storing around 1,000 copies of unnecessary data. If your post averages 100KB data, then with 1,000 post revisions, the total database space wasted is about 100MB.

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

Better Delete Revision

(Better Delete Revision Plugin For WordPress)

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

After installing and activating the plugin, you can use the Better Delete Revision Manager to perform optimizations on your WordPress database.

Log into the WP Dashboard and choose Settings > Better Delete Revision

(Settings – Better Delete Revision)

This brings you to the Better Delete Revision Manager screen. Click the ‘Check Revision Posts’ button to calculate how many redundant post revisions can be deleted from your database …

(Check Revision Posts – Better Delete Revision Manager)

Depending on the number of posts and revisions belonging to each post, the plugin will then calculate and display a list of revisions stored in your WordPress database …

(Posts revisions)

Click on the button below the list to delete the items from the database, or select the ‘No, I prefer to keep them!’ button to cancel the task and exit the plugin settings page …

(Remove posts revisions list – Better Delete Revision Manager)

The redundant revisions will be cleared from your database …

(Post revisions list deleted)

As WordPress automatically saves all new revisions, the process will automatically start again. After some time has passed and depending on the amount of content you have published on your website and their associated post revisions, therefore, we recommend repeating this process to keep your database as lean as possible …

(WordPress automatically begins saving all revisions again!)

You can also use the plugin to keep your site’s database optimized …

(Better Delete Revision Manager – Optimize your site’s database)

Better Delete Revision checks to see if your database needs optimization and lets you perform an easy one-click optimization maintenance routine without requiring you to log into your hosting panel …

(Better Delete Revision lets you perform a one-click optimization routine)

For more details, go here}:

Optimize Database after Deleting Revisions

(Optimize Database after Deleting Revisions Plugin)

This plugin is similar to the one described above. It not only lets you remove unnecessary post and page revisions (with the option of keeping a specific number of the most recent revisions) and lets you perform an easy one-click cleaning and optimization routine, it also lets you perform the following optional maintenance tasks:

(Optimize Database after Deleting Revisions Plugin – Settings)

For more details, go here}:

WP-Optimize

(WP-Optimize WP Plugin)

In addition to removing redundant revisions of posts and pages and checking if your database tables need to be cleaned and optimized, this plugin also lets you perform the following:

(WP Optimize Plugin – Settings Page)

For more details, go here}:

WP-Sweep

(WP Sweep Plugin For WordPress)

WP-Sweep allows you to clean up duplicated, unused, and orphaned data in the database, including revisions. This plugin 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 database, go to Plugins > Add New and type in keywords like “Post Revisions“, “Database Optimize“, etc …

(Add New Plugins – 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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