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 find the Revisions screen, you will need to click on Status in the Post Settings section to bring up the access to revisions and other useful settings.


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, 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:


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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

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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 in the homepage). Contributors cannot see revisions.

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