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Post Version Control

Automatic version control for posts with the same prefix in the post_name


First thing you should do is visit the plugin's options page ("Settings" -> "Post Version Control").

There you will find two fields:

  1. The keyword list field, where you enter all the keywords you want to track seperated from each other by a comma and a space ", ". Each of them defines a different version control group.

  2. The path for the latest posts URL. By default the path is "/current". So if we have a keyword named "ajax" the URL: http://www.myblogaddress.com/current/ajax will point to the latest post of the "ajax" group.

To link a post to a version control group of posts all you need to do is enter the keyword of that group as a prefix to the post_name of that post. So in the group "ajax" mentioned earlier all posts in that group should start with the "ajax-" prefix. An example list of that group of posts might be:

  1. ajax-first-post
  2. ajax-updated-version
  3. ajax-latest-news

..and so on.

The plugin will automatically look through your posts of the same group and label the older ones by inserting an <!-- outdated --> tag. This is replaced by the content of "outdated.html" in runtime. This is an example of how you can style your outdated tag. Just insert it along with your other styles:


p.outdated{ border: dashed 1px #f00; background: #eee; color: #f00; text-align: center; }

p.outdated a { color: #f00; }


Uninstalling should be pretty easy too. The only left overs are the <!-- outdated: ... --> comments in the old posts content which of course are ignored when viewing the webpage. If you don't mind that you don't have to do anything else apart from de-activating the plugin through your WordPress administration.


This work is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License: http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-2.0.txt

Requires: 2.5 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.5.1
Last Updated: 8 years ago
Active Installs: 10+


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