Uh oh! Have you changed your WordPress post or page and realized you made a mistake and want to get your old version back? But aren’t sure how? We all make mistakes. Lucky for us, WordPress does a lot of autosaves on everything we do, so even if we realize later that we totally screwed up, we can come back and find our old stuff. So, question: where is it?
Revisions of your posts/page are located at the very bottom of your post/page editing screen. So open up your post or page, scroll down to the bottom, and look for the section titled “Revisions.”
From here, you can click on the date of the older version you wish to restore and restore it.
But wait, what if you scroll down to the bottom of the page and there isn’t a section called Revisions? Don’t panic! It’s possible that the revision meta box just hasn’t been enabled to show up. Look up at the right corner of your screen and look for the “Screen Options” tab and click it.
Once you click that tab, a menu will drop down and give you all sorts of options that you can add to use when editing or writing posts and pages.
All you need to do is click the “Revisions” checkbox, and the revisions will then show up at the bottom of your page.
WordPress only saves revisions on Published or Scheduled posts or pages. You won’t find revisions of unpublished drafts.
WordPress does not save infinite copies, so eventually, older versions of your revisions will drop off.
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