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Opened 16 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

Last modified 16 years ago

#7360 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Add post revision control settings to writing settings screen

Reported by: johnhennmacc's profile johnhennmacc Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
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At the moment, controlling the post revision functionality is done in wp-config.php. Would it not be more user friendly to allow users to turn restrict the number of post revisions retained or turn them on or off through the writing settings screen?

Change History (7)

#1 @ryan
16 years ago

Friendliest is not cluttering settings with an option that most people won't care about. :-)

#2 @johnhennmacc
16 years ago

I agree that there is no need to cause clutter where it is not needed but I'll leave this open in case anyone has anything to add.

#3 @ionfish
16 years ago

As far as I'm concerned the WordPress admin panel has quite enough options already. This is an advanced setting and belongs in wp-config.php.

#4 @jrawle
16 years ago

Have a quick Google for wordpress disable revisions and see the number of people who want to know how to turn this off. If ever there was an options that was needed, it's for this.

There also needs to be a proper way to turn off autosave, as opposed to setting it to a very long interval.

#5 @ryan
16 years ago

  • Milestone 2.7 deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

#6 @jrawle
16 years ago

Has anyone actually bothered to Google? Or read some of the posts at the Wordpress Support forum? Lots of people are asking for this feature.

It's funny how Wordpress developers are quite happy to clutter up the interface (not to mention the database) with a new, complicated, and wide-reaching feature (revision control) yet won't add one small checkbox to the settings panel to allow it to be switched off.

#7 @DD32
16 years ago

Just a quick note: I've released a plugin which allows you to define the Revisions default setting from the admin, As well as on a per-post/page basis:

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