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[Resolved] Post revisions + autosave + performance

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Last updated by dimitrisb-2 1 month, 1 week ago.

Assigned support staff: Waqar.



Will I break something if I disable post revisions and autosaves? I think it will make my editing easier.

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related to the above, one thing that's happening is that I dont see my saves immediately or I have to refresh to see my changes.

I have Chrome as the admin and Opera as a user. I am editing a page as an admin I am making a change I save, I go to Opera and I cant see it OR I see it in Opera but not in Chrome!!!!

any ideas?



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Thank you for contacting us and I'd be happy to assist.

The auto-save/post revisions feature from WordPress frequently make copies of the post/page that is being edited in the background. These copies help to restore un-saved changes, in an event you have to stop editing abruptly, for any reason.

As long as you're frequently saving the changes that you're making, disabling auto-save/post revisions feature can bring in performance and user experience benefits.
( as the database won't be crowded and while editing you'll not have to wait for the auto-save to complete in the background, constantly )

If you're editing the content through admin area in one browser window/tab and viewing the relevant front-end page in another, it is normal and expected behavior that you'll have to refresh the front-end page to view any changes.
( there is no auto refresh involved that would sync the front-end pages, with the changes in the admin )

Also depending on the cache settings imposed by any plugin or server's cache policy, there can be slight delay after which visitors can start seeing the changes on the front-end.
( since to improve page loading speed, visitors may be seeing the cached content and not the up-to-date original content )



I know how the web works thanks,

The problem is that after i refresh i dont see the changes doh!

I also asked if disabling revistions autosave affect toolset not what it does in general 🙂 My tests so far so weird results like not able to save/update, can you confirm that toolset is not affected?



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Timezone: Asia/Karachi (GMT+05:00)

Thanks for writing back.

I've done some tests on my website by adding these two lines in the "wp-config.php" file:

define('AUTOSAVE_INTERVAL', 300 ); // seconds
define('WP_POST_REVISIONS', false );

After that, I tested editing and saving some content templates, views and regular pages and faced no difficulty in saving them.

Are you seeing any error or warning on the screen or in the browser's console?

To troubleshoot this you can temporary turn on WordPress debugging and see if any errors/warnings are logged in the server's error logs, whenever changes are not saved.
( ref: )

A screen-cast/video of the issue would also help in understanding the exact steps to reproduce it.


My issue is resolved now. Thank you!