PublishPress Revisions Can Now List All Revisions on Your Site

PublishPress Revisions has a new feature called “Revision Archive”. This is one place to find all the revisions for content on your site.

Normally it's really difficult to view revisions in WordPress. The only way to access them is via a small link inside each individual post. “Revision Archive” solves this problem by displaying all the past revisions on one screen and allowing you search, filter, and manage them.

In the screenshot below, you can see the new “Revision Archive” feature. The most recently created revision in on the top of this list.

the Revision Archive feature

On the “Revision Archive”, you'll be able to see lots of information about each revision including this data:

  • Revision: The title of the post.
  • Count: How many revisions this post has.
  • Post Type: The post type for the post that has the revision.
  • Revised: Who created the revision.
  • Revision Date: When the revision was created.
  • Method: Was this a normal revision, or did it use the PublishPress Revisions feature that allows you to approve or schedule revisions.
  • Published Date: The publication date shown on the post.
  • Published Authors: The author shown on the post.

Actions on the Revision Archive Screen

There are several different actions you can take on the Revision Archive screen. Underneath each post title, you'll see a “Compare”, “Preview”, and a “Filter” link.

Action links in the Revision Archive feature

Click on the “Compare” link and you'll be able to see the normal WordPress revisions screen for this post. You can see the old content marked in red and the new content highlighted in green.

Comparing revisions in WordPress

Click on the “Preview” link and you'll be taken to the frontend of the site. There will be a bar across the top of the site and this allows you to take actions on this revision. However, if you are using the PublishPress Revisions feature that allows you to approve or schedule revisions, you may see other colors in this toolbar.

Finally, if you click “Filter”, you will remain on the “Revisions Archive” screen but you'll only see the revisions for that one post.


Where the Revision Archive is Going in Future Versions

Gutenberg Phase 3 is approaching and one of the planned improvements is the core revisions feature in WordPress. In the past, revisions were only available for some post types. In the future, revisions may be available throughout WordPress including for menus, templates, template parts, and more.

This “Revision Archive” feature is the first version of what we hope will be a powerful feature that fully supports the new changes coming to WordPress in Gutenberg Phase 3.

If you have any feedback on this version, we'd love to hear from you. Let us know in the comments on this post, via a support ticket, or in our PublishPress Facebook group.

  • 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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