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Using Revisions

As you’re working on your posts and pages, you are editing, tuning, tweaking, adding images, adding links, and all the rest. If you have a multi-author blog, you might also have other people doing the same. So, how do you see what someone else has done and “roll back” their changes if you don’t like them? Just like Word, WordPress has a track changes feature called Revisions—and it’s always turned on. Although not as powerful as Word’s Track Changes function (being able to approve or reject individual changes), you can see what’s been done between each Save or Autosave, compare between the two, and roll back to an earlier version if you need to. Figure 11.54 shows the revision history for my About Me page on my own site (yes, the earliest entry is really 5 years ago), and Figure 11.55 shows you what it looks like to compare the current with the previous version. The check box at the top lets you compare two revisions (so a day ago versus two days ago, for example) against each other. Clicking to restore will take the current post or page and return it to the point of the last revision.

Figure 11.54

Figure 11.54 Revisions on my About page.

Figure 11.55

Figure 11.55 Comparing two revisions.

Perfect? Not really. It’s getting there, though. WordPress 3.6 made a big step forward for revisions, but right now if you need to fix one part of a post or page and keep all your other changes, you can’t do that. Yet. That feature is sure to be coming, but not in the near future.

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