Support » Fixing WordPress » Missing "Revisions" checkbox in "Screen Options" panel

  • Gone Fishin

    (@terryg-1)


    On the Edit screen for a post which, from a database query, has both an autosave and a revision, the revisions do not show up and there is no Revisions checkbox on the Screen options panel.

    Per the checklist given at http://wordpress.org/support/topic/missing-revisions-checkbox-in-show-on-screen-panel, I have tried:

    – deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem.
    This did not solve the problem.

    – switching to the Twenty Eleven theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.
    The site is using Twenty Ten theme.

    – resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin.
    This automatically deactivated all plugins, and did not resolve the problem.

    – re-uploading the wp-admin and wp-includes folders from a fresh download of WordPress.
    I re-installed version 3.8.1 from the Updates page.

    The problem still exists on this single site installation.

    Do I need to try rebuilding the database? Or is there hopefully a less drastic solution?

    Thank you.

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  • Dheide

    (@dheide)

    Just encountered the same problem this morning and have gone through all the same hoops of disabling plugins, core re-install with no prevail.

    All revision/s options and autosaves are missing from page/post’s edit.

    Even the “Last revision” link in the publish sidebar box.

    I had an issue where I had the front end of blog open in one browser tab and a admin page edit open in another tab and I logged out from the front end tab. Then when I clicked over to the admin tab it was trying to autosave but lost connection and was saving to the browser.. but it hung and didn’t do anything.

    So I closed the browser and came back and noticed this missing revisions problem.

    Suggestions?

    nancy68

    (@nancy68)

    I have encountered this problem as well and have tried all the same fixes (I read the list in the same post as terry.g) but none of them corrected the problem.

    I have confirmed that revisions are being created and stored in the database but we cannot access them via wp-admin.

    Hopefully there is a solution to this issue.

    Dheide

    (@dheide)

    I just did a complete fresh install of wordpress 3.8.1, with a fresh (empty) database and its the same problem.

    I’m no expert but I noticed that security updates are automatically installed and since I just did an install with a fresh download of the latest version with the same results.. it would seem that something has changed on the WordPress developer end?

    Dheide

    (@dheide)

    Well, actually, the autosave is working in the fresh install and the “latest revision” browse link appears and works in the sidebar publish box but the screen option for revisions is gone and the list of revisions not displayed at the bottom?

    Dheide

    (@dheide)

    Never mind…

    Lol problem resolved for me..
    and don’t ask what I did.. it’s to embarrassing lol

    revision means there has been a change made to an original post/page..
    and if like a big dummy you have a plugin installed called “thin out revisions” and have it set to remove revisions older than a certain date.. well, eventually you’ll have no revisions if you don’t make any changes and the screen option for revisions or any reference to any revisions will just not be there..

    DUHHH!!!

    Lol

    Permission to delete my babble is granted.

    Dheide

    (@dheide)

    Opening a post/page to edit and clicking “Update” without actually making any changes to the content DOES NOT create a revision..

    Just call me big dummy!

    I have no plug-in called “thin out revisions”.
    However I do have the same problem (first time that I know of.
    (Using WordPress 3.8.1 running NSM-Seating Genesis Child Theme theme.)

    I suppose I could waste a day running down the troubleshooting options/agenda above, but I’m hoping someone might have noted a pattern related/relevent to this issue.

    I have no plug-in called “thin out revisions”.
    However I do have the same problem (first time that I know of.
    (Using WordPress 3.8.1 running NSM-Seating Genesis Child Theme theme.)

    I suppose I could waste a day running down the troubleshooting options/agenda above, but I’m hoping someone might have noted a pattern related/relevent to this issue.

    I just encountered this problem too. It tried several clean installs of wordpress on fresh databases and the issue kept comming up. I had no plugins and hadn’t set WP_POST_REVISIONS to false. Revisions existed in the database. They just weren’t available to view in the post edit screen.

    Here is what I did to fix the issue (at least, it worked for me but I really have no idea why).

    1. Open the edit page for a post or page, make a few changes then wait for an autosave.

    2. Exit the page without saving.

    3. Re-open the edit screen for that post/page. Where wordpress tells you there is an autosave click “View the autosave”.

    4. Restore the autosave, update the post, and the reviews should now be available to view.

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