Writing & Editing

Editors »Post and Page Revisions

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

To bring up the Revisions screen, please click on History in the Top Navigation of the editor.

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

Comparing Revisions

To view your Revisions, click on a given revision in the revisions list on the right. Alternatively, you can use the j and k keys on your keyboard for keyboard navigation. The changes in each revision will be highlighted in blue (for additions) and red (for deletions):

When you view a given revision, it will show a comparison with the revision immediately previous to it.

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Restoring Revisions

To restore a previous version of a page, select the desired revision, then click on the blue Load button at the bottom:

Clicking the Load button loads the selected revision into the editor. In order for the changes to persist, they need to be saved.

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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 on the homepage). Contributors can see post revisions on their drafts.

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