How to Undo Changes using the WordPress Post Revisions Feature?
Let’s be honest, I think just about everyone has accidentally lost their writing progress at one point or another. Even on WordPress, you might find yourself losing progress due to technical errors. Aside from those, you might just regret deleting a section, making certain changes or otherwise feel that the previous version of your post was better. Writing is hardly a straightforward process and it’s normal to go back and forth on changes before you find the one to stick with. Fortunately for everyone, there is the really handy WordPress Post Revisions feature that can be used to easily undo changes. In this short tutorial, we are going to show you how to revert WordPress changes using Post Revisions function.
What is the WordPress Post Revisions Feature?
The Revisions or Post Revisions is an inbuilt feature in WordPress which automatically records and stores the previous versions of your WordPress post. As you make changes to the post, the Revisions feature ensures that you are able to roll back those changes should you wish to. Not only that, it allows you to easily see what changes were made, who made these changes, and when the changes were made. It is really easy to use and can potentially save you a great deal of trouble.
How to Undo Changes in WordPress?
First of all, you are going to have to open the revisions page. It’s quite easy. If you are using the Gutenberg Editor, just click on the Document tab towards the top-right. From there, look for the part which states the number of revisions you have and then click on it.
It is similarly easy in the Classic Editor. Look for Revisions under the Publish options and click on the Browse button to its immediate right.
In this new page, WordPress will show you all the revisions of your current post. As you can see, this page shows you two consecutive revisions to your post so that you can clearly make comparisons. You can either use the Previous and Next buttons to navigate through revisions or just use the scroll bar in the middle.
The differences between the revisions are clearly highlighted so you will be able to see the changes that have been made.
If you wanted to compare two revisions that aren’t consecutive, the WordPress Post Revisions feature has you covered as well. Just check the box next to Compare any two revisions. It allows you to use the scroll bar to select any two of your WordPress revisions. Using these functions, you can easily find the revision that you might want to switch back to.
To revert back to a previous version, just navigate to the revision you like and click on Restore This Revision button above it. WordPress will now automatically save that revision as your current post. However, restoring a previous revision doesn’t delete the latest version of your post. It is simply stored as yet another revision.
And there you go. Using the WordPress Post Revisions function, you will be able to undo your changes with great ease. It is surprisingly easy to do and can be really handy in the future. We hope this you found this article to be helpful. If you have any comments, feel free to let us know in the comment section below.
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