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Autosave content before publish

  1. chris123456
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    Even though I know there is already a feature that (sometimes?) saves my changes automatically, this ist still happening too often to me:

    When I´m at work (SEO-Agent), our Internet crashes down now and then. Me and several other colleagues have the problem that we loose content over WordPress that we would have saved with a functioning internet connection. Imagine you designed some stuff for about 15 minutes and then... it´s gone!

    I don´t know if it is easily feasible when Internet breaks down, but an extended autosave function would be awesome for us! I don´t think I am the only one with that problem until now.

    Posted: 1 month ago #
  2. By default, WP automatically saves your post, page or a custom post type every 60 seconds once you updated your content. It also can detect if your browser has a more current version.

    You can change the auto-save interval:

    define('AUTOSAVE_INTERVAL', 120 );

    Posted: 4 weeks ago #
  3. chris123456
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    Yes, it auto-saves it when there is a connection. But imagine you don't recognize it immediately and work on the page until you press 'publish'. An error message appears and it's gone - don't know if an offline auto save is possible?

    Posted: 3 weeks ago #
  4. It does if it can. If WordPress detects that you have a newer version in browser cache, then it asks you if you want to use that instead

    But ... since WP lives on your server, if the connection is down, it kinda can't do anything. That would be like shouting at a car that already drove 10 miles away :) Doesn't work so well.

    Posted: 3 weeks ago #
  5. rodrubjang
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    Please consider about "server worker" like Google Chrome or cookie for caching the content in web browser.
    And i suggest you to write down to backup the article in your local textfile or some demo editor before publishing.

    Posted: 3 weeks ago #
  6. Cookie Caching is not sufficient. And the server-worker is pretty much what it DOES use now, but it has its limits.

    tl;dr? There's a LOT of data in a post.

    Posted: 3 weeks ago #
  7. klausgarden
    Member

    I find the auto-save to be already very functioning and am fine with it how it is now.

    Posted: 3 weeks ago #
  8. b1michelsen
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    Yeah thank you, now almost the whole wordpress-world knows about the internet-crash-down-country good old Germany ;-)

    Seriously, the auto-save-function should do a good job in this case.

    Posted: 1 hour ago #

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    This idea is under consideration