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[Resolved] Turning Off Autosave

  • When editing posts, the autosave feature saves the changes every few seconds. Whenever this happens, the window automatically scrolls to the top and I lose the place where I am editing. How can I turn off this feature and do only manual saves? It’s very cumbersome editing posts the way it’s currently set up.

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  • Hi,

    Check with these steps:

    1) Open your wp-admin/post.php file and wp-admin/post-new.php files.
    2) You will find this line of code there:

    wp_enqueue_script(‘autosave’);

    3) Add // to the beginning of this code.

    The autosave option will be disabled for your existing and new posts.

    Thanks,

    Shane G.

    Worked like a charm! Thanks, Shane.

    Is there any command or coding or whatever that could be inserted into wp-config.php to do this? It seems to me upgrading to a new version of wp would mean having to re-edit the post.php and post-new.php files every time.

    Of course, a great solution would be if the wp devs would recognize many folks would like to turn off autosave completely and give us that option.

    I’m having the same problem since upgrading to 2.8.4 however I don’t want to turn it off – just slow it down.
    And why does it have to jump to the top? Auto-save without re-loading the text? The interuptions are impossible!
    Thanks

    Thanks for the quick response Michael,
    The 1st link is unclear as to which file should be modified – and is it adding the line or changing 60 to 120?

    I did run across the setting in wp-settings.php line 527 & changed it to 600. No problems now – though not really getting a chance to autosave.

    Is it possible to fix the Top-Of-Page reload after auto-save???

    The 1st link is unclear as to which file should be modified

    That link is about “Editing wp-config.php” so edit wp-config.php.

    Modifying core files such as wp-settings.php is not recommended.

    Is it possible to fix the Top-Of-Page reload after auto-save???

    That really warrants a new topic.

    I’ve tried all the suggestions mentioned above and they didn’t work

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