I’m a huge fan of the revision management system in WordPress that regularly autosaves and backs up previous drafts of posts and pages you have written. I particularly find it useful when writing longer articles as I usually rewrite the article on a few occasions so if I change my mind about a given topic I can easily refer back to older drafts.
Today I would like to show you plugins that help you manage your post revisions, optimise your database by removing unwanted drafts and compare revisions more easily. I hope you find the list useful :)
* As always, all plugins were tested for the purpose of this article.
Allows you to set the maximum number of revisions to be saved for posts and pages. You can also set it so that WordPress revisions are not saved at all.
Revision Control: Info & Download
2. Delete Post Revisions
A simple plugin that deletes all post revisions. The plugin was designed to be used only when you want to delete all your post revisions therefore you can deactivate the plugin after using it. The plugin does not stop new post revisions from being created.
Delete Post Revisions: Info & Download
Another plugin that lets you remove all revisions from your database. It lets you view all revisions before you delete them, which is kind of pointless in my opinion as you can’t select individual revisions to be saved.
Revision Removal: Info & Download
Appends a history of the revisions for a given post or page to the end of the article. A good way to inform visitors when the article has been updated in the past.
Revision History: Info & Download
Adds a widget to your admin dashboard that shows your latest post revisions. You can modify the number of revisions to show and whether the author and/or date and time are shown.
Recent Revisions: Info & Download
A simple plugin that only activates revisions after a post has been published.
Published Revisions Only: Info & Download
Lets you set the number of post revisions you want to store in your database.
Revision Truncate!: Info & Download
Another plugin that lets you remove all of your redundant post revisions.
Better Delete Revision: Info & Download
A plugin that was designed to allow you to control what permissions use groups have in the post editor. It also includes a handy feature that lets you set how many post revisions you want for each post.
WP-CMS Post Control: Info & Download
Post Revision Display: Info & Download
Adds a handy button that allows you to revert to your last revision. This is useful for those who design websites for clients as it makes the revision process more user friendly.
Revert: Info & Download
12. WP Hey
A database optimisation plugin that lets you remove all of your post revisions.
WP Hey: Info & Download
Lets you easily remove spam comments and old revisions for posts and pages.
WordPress Cleanup: Info & Download
Revisioner: Info & Download
Allows users to submit changes to content that has already been published. These ‘revisions’ can then be reviewed by an editor and the live article can be updated.
Revisionary: Info & Download