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WP Revisions Control

Contributors: ethitter
Donate link: https://ethitter.com/donate/
Tags: revision, revisions, admin
Requires at least: 3.6
Tested up to: 6.0
Stable tag: 1.4.3
Requires PHP: 5.6
License: GPLv2 or later
License URI: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.html

Control how many revisions are stored for each post type.

Description

WordPress 3.6 allows users to control how many revisions are stored for each supported post type. No longer must you rely on the WP_POST_REVISIONS constant, which applied universally. This plugin provides an interface for this new functionality.

With this plugin enabled, simply visit Settings > Writing to specify the number of revisions retained for each post type.

Why is this helpful? Revisions are stored in the database, and if many are stored, can cause bloat. This bloat may lead to slower queries, which can have a noticeable performance impact. The value of these revisions also depends on what is being tracked. For example, I may want to store every revision of the posts I write, but only desire to keep the latest five versions of each page on my site. Starting in WordPress 3.6, this control is available. WordPress doesn’t provide a native interface to specify revisions quantities, so I wrote this quick plugin to do so.

Thanks to Maria Ramos at WebHostingHub, the plugin is also available in Spanish. Many thanks to her for her efforts!

Development is at https://git.ethitter.com/wp-plugins/wp-revisions-control.

Installation

  1. Upload wp-revisions-control to /wp-content/plugins/.
  2. Activate plugin through the WordPress Plugins menu.
  3. Go to Settings > Writing and set the options under WP Revisions Control.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I change the plugin's settings?

Navigate to Settings > Writing in your WordPress Dashboard, and look for the WP Revisions Control section.

Changelog

1.4.3

  • Fix translations in block editor.

1.4.2

  • Fix notice appearing on Widgets Block Editor.

1.4.1

  • Update translation text domain to wp-revisions-control, conforming to WordPress standards.
  • Add Polish translation thanks to Maciej Gryniuk.

1.4

  • Introduce block-editor (Gutenberg) sidebar component for supported post types.

1.3

  • Add bulk actions to purge excess or all revisions.
  • Introduce unit tests.
  • Conform to coding standards.

1.2.1

  • Introduce Spanish translation thanks to Maria Ramos at WebHostingHub.

1.2

  • Add post-level revision purging and limiting. For any post type that supports revisions, you can now limit the number of revisions retained at a post level.

1.0

  • Initial public release

Upgrade Notice

1.4.3

Fixes translations in block editor.

1.4.2

Fixes notice appearing on Widgets Block Editor.

1.4.1

Updates translation text domain to wp-revisions-control, conforming to WordPress standards.

1.4

Introduces block-editor (Gutenberg) sidebar component for supported post types.

1.3

Introduces bulk actions for purging revisions, along with unit tests. The plugin also conforms to coding standards.

1.2.1

Introduces Spanish translation thanks to Maria Ramos at WebHostingHub.

1.2

For any post type that supports revisions, you can now limit the number of revisions retained at a post level.

Screenshots

1. The plugin's settings section, found under Settings > Writing.

The plugin's settings section, found under Settings > Writing.

2. The post-level controls for the Classic Editor provided in version 1.2.

The post-level controls for the Classic Editor provided in version 1.2.

3. The post-level controls for the Block Editor provided in version 1.4.

The post-level controls for the Block Editor provided in version 1.4.