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Archiver integrates your website with the Wayback Machine to create easy-to-view snapshots of your site over time, giving you a fully navigable visual history of the changes you’ve made.
The plugin gives you some handy tools to easily trigger and view snapshots:
- Automatically creates a Wayback Machine snapshot when you update your content.
- Allows you to manually trigger a Wayback Machine snapshot of any page on your site using the admin.
- Allows you to easily view your site’s Wayback Machine archives (all snapshots) for any page on your site.
- Adds an “Archives” metabox to the admin edit screen of specific content types (see below) that can be used to easily view existing snapshots.
Archiver makes it easy to do all of these things whether you’re editing a post in the admin or viewing it on the front-end. Currently, Archiver’s automated functionality works for the following content types:
- Custom Post Types
- Custom Taxonomies
This means that whenever you edit/save one of these content types, a snapshot of the corresponding front-end page will be auto-generated and archived via the Wayback Machine. As you update your content, the Wayback Machine will automatically keep a visual history of your changes. To view these archives, use the handy admin bar link, or navigate check the Archiver metabox when editing content.
If you have content that Archiver doesn’t know how to automatically handle, you can use the admin bar links to automatically trigger a snapshot from any page on your site. Also, let us know and we’ll do our best to add any needed automatic functionality.
Also available via Github: https://github.com/MickeyKay/archiver
- Install the plugin.
- Use the “Archives” metabox to view snapshots of content you are editing.
- Use the admin bar links to view and trigger snapshots.
Appreciate the plugin 🙂 Keep it up!
The archiver option can be found in the dashboard toolbar at the top of the screen while logged in.
There are two very valuable features to this plugin.
1. As the previous reviewer says, it’s a massive time saver. But, more than that, it’s reliable. I am not. I forget to manually archive new posts and changes. With this plugin, there’s nothing to forget – it gives me automatic archives on new posts and updates.
2. It just works. All the best WordPress Plugins do, but many are too complicated. Archiver is simple. Install and activate.
I network enabled it on my MultiSite installation. I haven’t tested every individual site yet. But, it’s flawless on the first two sites.
For anyone unfamiliar with the WayBack Machine: WordPress Revisions remind me what text I changed. But, the WayBack Machine tells me about those styling tweaks, new plugins, and all the other stuff that change what your visitor sees. Imagine how valuable that is next time you wonder why your earnings dropped (or went up!).
Archiver has more value than any so-called SEO plugin. It looks to me like it’s from a developer who lives in the real world.
Can you tell? I’m very happy with Archiver. 😀
Perfect, as I was manually submitting my blog pages to the Wayback machine.
Contributors & Developers
“Archiver” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- Add missing max count limit on metabox output of snapshots.
- Fix error 500 error due to calling method on non-object.
- Remove unreliable localhost detection.
- Fix: fix issue in which directly referencing array index on function call caused issues in PHP < 5.4.
- Add max archive display count.
- First release.