Revisionary Pro is Ready for Testing
Earlier this year, we relaunched the Revisionary plugin as part of our merger with PressPermit.
Revisionary is the best choice for managing, scheduling and moderating WordPress revisions.
After a summer of hard work, we’re getting close to launching Revisionary version 2. There is an updated Free plugin and an all-new Revisionary Pro!
If you want to test the new Revisionary Pro, here’s a download link. This is a beta version, so please don’t install on live sites yet.
Here’s a rundown of 5 features available in the new Revisionary.
#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.
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 scheduled to go live.
- Published Post: This shows the current post title.
- 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 Revisionary available in the “revision” checkbox.
If you check the “revision” box, the big blue button changes to “Save Revision”:
#3. Support for more WordPress core features
One limitation with previous versions of Revisionary 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 Revisionary provides a much more familiar, WordPress-standard, interface.
The latest version of Revisionary supports many more core features including categories, tags, page parent, page template, featured images and excerpts.
#4. Frontend Revision Management
The new version of Revisionary 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. You will see three buttons:
- View Published Post
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, the option is to “Restore” this revision.
This purple color shows that you’re looking at a post that’s currently live on the site. You can click to “Edit” this version.
This grey color indicates that you’re looking at a revision that’s scheduled to go live. You can click “View Published Post” to see the version that’s currently live. You can also click “Edit” or “Publish Now”.
#5. Revisionary Pro
Yes, Revisionary Pro is here and ready for testing!
The Free version of Revisionary 2 will be released soon. It has support for the WordPress core.
This image shows the Beaver Builder experience for “Revisors”. They will see the new, blue “Submit Revision” button:
This next image shows Revisionary Pro’s support for Advanced Custom Fields. You’ll see the ACF fields metabox whenever you create or edit a revision.
Can I test the new Revisionary?
Yes, be our guest: Here’s the Revisionary Pro download link again.
A quick reminder: this is a beta version and we do not recommend using it on a live site yet.
Please let us know your thoughts on this version. You can email us or leave your feedback in the comments below.