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How to Preview Revisions

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By default, WordPress doesn't offer a way to see what old revisions look like. To preview old revisions of your content, install the PublishPress Revisions plugin.

When you are editing a post, click the “Revisions” link in the right sidebar:

Revisions Llink In WordPress
Revisions Llink In WordPress

You are now looking at revisions for a post, and you'll see a “Preview/Restore” link.

Preview Restore
Preview Restore

This will take you to the front of your site where can see your revision. There will be a bar across the top of the page saying, “This is a Past Revision”. You will have three choices:

  1. Compare: see how this revision compares to the current version.
  2. View Published Post: see the current version live on your site.
  3. Restore: replace the current version with this older revision.
Past Revision
Past Revision

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