PublishPress Revisons Pro is Live!

Earlier this year, we relaunched the Revisionary plugin as part of our merger with PressPermit.

This plugin is the best choice for managing, scheduling and moderating WordPress revisions.

After a summer of hard work, we have released an entirely new and renamed version of the plugin: PublishPress Revisions Pro!

There are more new features than I can list in one blog post. But let me introduce 6 key new features you'll find in PublishPress Revisions Pro.

#1. Revision Queue

One of the most important new additions is a “Revision Queue”. This is one screen where you can see all revisions that are waiting for approval.

On the top of this screen are several tabs:

  • My Revisions: This shows the revisions you have created.
  • My Posts: This shows revisions for content you've written.
  • Pending: This shows revisions that are waiting for approval.
  • Scheduled: This shows revisions that are going live in the future.
Revisions queue in PublishPress Revisions Pro

This “Revision Queue” screen contains the key information about every revision:

  • Revision: This shows the post title of the new revision.
  • Status: This shows the status of the revision.
  • Post type: This shows the post type of the revision.
  • Revised by: This shows who created the revision.
  • Submission: This shows when the revision was created.
  • Schedule: This shows if and when the revision is scheduled to go live.
  • Published Post: This shows the title of the current published post.
  • Post Author: This shows the current author.

#2. Gutenberg compatibility

It's now possible for everyone to create revisions in Gutenberg. Even if you're an Editor or Administrator, you can submit pending revisions.

This image shows a published post with PublishPress Revisions loading the “Pending Revision” checkbox.

PublishPress Revisions Pro ready for Gutenberg

#3. Support for more WordPress core features

One limitation with previous versions of PublishPress Revisions Pro was that it only supported revisions to the post title or body. You could not edit revisions directly in Gutenberg or the Classic Editor. This means that the new PublishPress Revisions Pro provides a much more familiar, WordPress-standard, interface.

This latest version of PublishPress Revisions Pro supports many more core features, including categories, tags, page parent, page template, featured images and excerpts.

More WordPress core support in PublishPress Revisions Pro

#4. Compare versions

On the “Revision Queue” screen, you can compare the pending revision to the current post. Click the “Compare” button:

Compare revisions in PublishPress Revisions Pro

You'll be able to see a side-by-side comparison of the pending and current versions:

#5. Frontend Revision Management

The new version of PublishPress Revisions Pro moves most revision management to the frontend of WordPress. This is an unavoidable decision, because we want to support pagebuilders. Many pagebuilders take over the whole editing screen in the admin area, and so it would be very difficult to support if we didn't focus on the frontend.

How does this work in practice? When you view a revision, you'll see a bar across the top of the site. This green color shows that you're looking at a revision that's waiting for approval. Depending on editing permissions, you will see up to four buttons:

  • Compare
  • View Published Post
  • Edit
  • Publish now

The bar will change colors to indicate different situations. For example, this next color is for revisions that are no longer live. In this case, Editors and Administrators can “Restore” the revision.

This purple color shows that you're looking at a post that's currently live on the site.

A grey bar indicates that you're looking at a revision that's scheduled for automatic publication at a later time. Editors and Administrators may choose to publish it ahead of schedule.

#6. Pro Features

The Free version of PublishPress Revisions will be released soon. It has support for the WordPress core.

PublishPress Revisions Pro is now available to PublishPress members. It has support for non-core plugins. In this first version of PublishPress Revisions Pro, you'll find support for

What's next at PublishPress?

Our goal is to create powerful publishing plugins for WordPress.

To reach that goal, we're refining and repackaging our best publishing enhancements as six plugins – each standalone yet well-integrated. Each plugin will have a Free and Pro version. Every Free version will be on and every Pro version will be behind the paywall for PublishPress members. This image shows those six plugins:

PublishPress roadmap

We plan to have this line-up complete by the end of 2019. Click here for full details.

Over to you …

If you're a PublishPress member – thank you! Your support has made it possible to work on these improvements for several months. You can log in and download PublishPress Revisions Pro now.

If you have any feedback, you can email us or leave your feedback in the comments below.

  • Steve Burge

    Steve is the founder of PublishPress. He's been working with open source software for over 20 years. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. This profile is generated by the PublishPress Authors plugin.

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  1. Note that PublishPress Revisions Pro is a standalone plugin. If you have a copy of Revisionary active, it will need to be deactivated before you can use the Pro plugin.

    For any very early adopters, our initial release triggered a fatal error in wp-admin if activated alongside Revisionary. This is now fixed in version 2.0.1

    1. Hi Jay. Officially, Pods is unsupported. But I installed Pods on a test site everything seems to work with Pods fields.

      The only exception is the “Compare” feature because Pods itself doesn’t show up in that part of the WordPress core.

  2. Revisionary Pro is an impressive upgrade from Revisionary 1x with dozens of improvements and bug fixes. Publish Press is quickly becoming my favorite company found in 2019. Queue, re-designed revision compare, and frontend management make it much easier for both administrators and community members. Thank you for all the hard work and passion that went into this release.

  3. Hi! We’re using ACF front-end forms for users to update posts. However, we want those changes to trigger a new pending revision and only be published after an admin approves them. Is something like this doable with the Revisionary Pro plugin?

    1. Hi Guido. Yes, that should work smoothly with Revisions Pro.

      You can use a plugin like Capability Manager Enhanced to control which users can publish immediately, and which must create a pending revision.

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