Here is a tip for all of you out there running a WordPress website with multiple users and it can also be useful for those of you just running a WordPress website yourself. Being able to audit a website and see who made changes to it is always a useful tool. Here are some ways that looking at revisions can help you on WordPress posts and pages…
- It allows you to see who made a change and when a change was made to a page or post
- It allows you to restore an older version of a page or post
If your company has a number of people working on your WordPress site it can be beneficial to restore an older copy or if you are the type of person who saves changes and wants to see old copies or posts or pages then this WordPress tip will help you out. So where can you do this in WordPress? Well, if you happen to scroll down when you create or edit a page or a post in WordPress you will notice the following “Revisions” section….
… What you will notice is that there are a number of saves that have occurred and when you click on the associated link you can see the copy of the current content making this a quick solution to restore old copy and manage changes to your WordPress site.
When you click on one of the above mentioned links you will be taken to a page that looks like this…
From this view, you can look at a particular revision that was done on a post or page and from here restore the older content when you click the “Restore” link (As seen in the above screenshot). As you can see, this is a very useful function in WordPress that gives you some ability to audit the changes on pages and posts in your WordPress website and restore old content and in a sense move backwards or forwards on content that has been displayed, changed or written over. I hope that you enjoyed this WordPress tip so that you can get more out of using WordPress on your website.