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Opened 2 months ago

Last modified 2 months ago

#43760 new enhancement

Create a revision when autosaving if the content has changed significantly

Reported by: azaozz Owned by:
Milestone: Future Release Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Autosave Keywords: has-patch needs-testing has-unit-tests
Focuses: Cc:


Sometimes a user may edit a post for hours without saving it. We have autosaves to prevent any data loss. However in some cases there may be an user or a server error and the content may not be submitted or the post may be "empty". This doesn't happen often, but is usually devastating for the users. They just lost hours of work!

To safeguard against these cases, we can create post revisions when the autosave data is significantly different than the existing post.

Attachments (2)

43760.patch (3.0 KB) - added by azaozz 2 months ago.
43760.1.diff (5.0 KB) - added by soulseekah 2 months ago.
diff-based implementation

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Change History (4)

2 months ago

#1 @azaozz
2 months ago

  • Keywords has-patch needs-testing added

2 months ago

diff-based implementation

#2 @soulseekah
2 months ago

  • Keywords has-unit-tests added


43760.1.diff is my version for a diff-based implementation instead. Just as an idea with some tests that can also be repurposed for your patch.

Also, a suggestion on the wp_create_revision_for_autosave filter: I think should send in the $post_data and $autosave_data, the count probably useless as users would be using their own heuristics.


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