Turning Off WordPress Post Revisions

by David Porter on January 8, 2009 · 3 comments

in How To Fix Wordpress

The new WordPress 2.7 has a lot of cool features, but it also has it’s draw backs. Nothing major and nothing that can’t be fixed of course, but there are still a few things that need to be addressed or they will annoy the heck out of you.

One of those very annoying things is the new “post revisions” feature built into the new WordPress 2.7.

By default, WordPress has this turned on and it adds a lot of un-needed and un-wanted data to your database. The more un-needed data in your database, the longer it takes WordPress to load on your server.

Well, a new friend of my I found on Twitter (@wpthoughts), has done a great quick and easy to follow blog post on how you can disable the very annoying revisions thing in WordPress.

Here’s a little quote from his blog…

I noticed on the WordPress Support section, that a number of people have taken a dislike to this feature, especially the fact that it doesn’t have an option within the Admin section to disable this feature. However there are ways to combat this, and they are part of the advanced configuration of WordPress.

You can veiw this whole post (and I recommend it) by visiting his blog at: http://wpthoughts.com/2009/01/post-revisions/

This feature SHOULD be an optional thing for the blog owner but is turned on by default.  So, go check out the blog post and learn how you can disable the post revisions and save yourself a lot of time later cleaning un-needed and un-wanted data from your databases.

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About The Author: David Porter has been blogging online using Wordpress for over 3 years now and has been testing, tweaking and improving on the system as he moved forward in his blogging experiences.

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Andrew January 8, 2009 at 11:53 pm

I’m really glad that my Revisions Post has at least helped someone in the internet community. Having people write about your posts helps build your confidence that what you are blogging about is worthwhile.

I do hope that it helps many others as well.

I plan to keep your feed in my sights, and potentially use some of your posts as inspiration for future postings on my blog.


David Porter January 9, 2009 at 11:25 am


Thanks for commenting. When I saw your post on the revisions issue, I was dealing with them myself so I instantly wanted to share it with other people as well.

Keep the good Wordpress info coming and I’ll keep read, re-posting and telling other people about it :-)

Thanks again


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