Native function to delete post revisions

  1. Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)
    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    There is a native way. The plugins that do that are using it. Just because it's accessed via a plugin doesn't mean it wasn't built in.

    Posted: 2 years ago #
  2. Name.ly

  3. KJ82

    A few years later and I'm still waiting for a WordPress option to delete and stop revisions as well.

    The fact that WordPress stores so many useless records in the database is actually steering me away from using the product.

    Revisions might be nice for some people, but there is no reason why the rest of us can't have an option to disabled them if we want to.

    A simple check box in the control panel, "Disable Post Revisions" would fix the problem. A few years later, apparently, it's too much to ask.

    Posted: 1 year ago #
  4. nangless


    I'd love to be able to go into the browse page/post revisions area and see a "delete this revision" button in addition to the "restore this revision" button

    Posted: 3 months ago #
  5. Riyaz

    I agreed to have this feature in wordpress backend. Most of the non tech guys don't know how to optimize MySql db. They simply say wordpress is good but its not that much scalable compared to other CMS.

    If we have these features in backend it will be helpful for non tech guys. Also people will scary on using a third party plugin to optimize database no one wants to take risk over data. If the same feature comes from wordpress then they won't worried much.

    It's good to have this features as built in wp setting.

    Posted: 2 weeks ago #
  6. KJ82

    It will never happen Riyaz, they are too stubborn. Been asking for this for YEARS, and they just refuse to do it.

    I don't use any plugins on my site. I have an unbelievable amount of wasted space in my database, because I am storing the same posts hundreds of times.

    Even on a small web site the amount of data being wasted is incredible. I can't imagine what a large web site would be like.

    I won't be using any 3rd party plugins that mess around with the database. There's no reason why this can't be added natively.

    Posted: 2 weeks ago #

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