Arvind Singh

作者:Arvind Singh

Arvind is an ardent individual who never refrains himself from exploring the new technology. He's an experienced WordPress developer and technical writer with a keen interest in web hosting.

How to Undo Changes in WordPress with Post Revisions

How to Undo Changes in WordPress with Post Revisions

If you write frequently then you must have been stuck in a situation where you wish you could undo an action that you performed. Well, there’s a built-in feature for that known as the Post Revisions. It’s just like a time machine which takes you back in time and let you correct your mistakes.

Don’t know how to use this extremely useful feature? No need to worry, we have got you covered.

Getting to know Post Revisions

Before learning how to use this feature we should try to learn what is this feature. While writing posts on WordPress you should have noticed that it autosaves your progress. While this autosave process it also saves a temporary revision history.

And the revisions are saved permanently in the WordPress database when you publish or save the post. This helps you to undo any of the actions that you performed earlier.

Now that you have understood that what this feature let's dive into how to use it.

How to use this extremely useful feature?

You can easily spot the number of revisions on the Document panel while editing a post. To get to the post revisions screen click on this.

This screen will show you all of your post revisions ordered from latest to oldest along with other details like date and time of the revision and who made this revision. And the green and pink colors indicate changes made in the revisions.

Another very useful feature is the "Compare any two revisions" feature. This allows you to split the scrollbar into two which can be used to compare two revisions simultaneously by placing both the scrollbar buttons at different positions. To activate this feature you need the check the box next to "Compare any two revisions".

Once you find a revision to restore you have to click on it and then click on the "Restore this revision" button.

Some people may not have updated to the Gutenberg Editor. In case you are still using the classical editor, you will find the revisions option in the publish box that is present on the right. There you will see a"Browse" option next to the total number of revisions. Rest of the steps remain the same as the Gutenberg editor.

How to limit and delete post revisions?

Some of you here might be worrying about the amount of space the post revisions are going to occupy and that might slow down your site. That’s nothing to worry about because it doesn’t work this way. The thing is that WordPress looks for the revisions only when you are browsing through then and skips them while making database calls on the front end.

You are also free to set a limit to the number of revisions per article. If you wish to do so you just need to browse your website’s wp-config.php file and then put the following code into it.

In the code above ‘n’ is the number of revisions for each post. Change it as per your choice.

This will save your site from getting extra post revisions. But what about those that you already have and do not need? Before deleting the revisions that you do not need any more we suggest that you make a new backup for your website so that you can restore it if in any case, something goes wrong.

Once you have created a new backup you need to go to the plugins section and install and activate the “WP-Optimize” plugin. Once it is successfully activated you need to go to WP-Optimize and then click on Database. Then check the box next to “Clean all post revisions” and click the “Run optimization” button. This will delete all the post revision from your website.

We hope you found it super easy to use the post revisions feature and you won’t panic when you accidentally perform an action the next time in the editor window that you wish you hadn't. These simple steps can save you from a great deal of trouble.


How to Update Your Old WordPress Posts with Gutenberg Block Editor

How to Update Your Old WordPress Posts with Gutenberg Block Editor

Recently updated to WordPress 5.0 or above but don’t know how to use the new default post editor, i.e, Gutenberg Block Editor? Don’t worry we have got you covered.

Before learning how to update your old WordPress posts with Gutenberg blog editor it would be helpful to understand that in what ways is the Classic editor different from the new Gutenberg editor.

I hope you are familiar with Microsoft Word; the Classic editor was just like it. It had all the formatting option at the top while the large text editing area just below it.

As the name suggests, in the Gutenberg Block Editor content is added in the form of blocks. There are different blocks for all different types of contents. For example, a block for images and another block for text and yet another for a list, etc. So you’ll have to deal with the blocks while editing your posts in the Gutenberg Block Editor.

How to edit old posts using Gutenberg Block Editor

You have no option but to use the Gutenberg Block Editor for editing your posts if you are running WordPress 5.0 or later as it is the default editor here. But no need to worry your old posts will be unaffected and it’s not rocket science using this editor if you are familiar with the old Classic Editor.

When you edit an old article that was posted using the Classic Editor, you will see that all your content will be in a single block. Now to edit it you can either edit the content in the classic block that you see initially or you can convert the content into blocks. You won’t find any difficulty editing the content if you go for the first option, it is the same as the Classical Editor.

If you opt for the second option, that is, you want to convert the content into blocks and then edit your post then you just have to click on the three dots on the top right of the Classical Editor. This will do the job.

Each of the boxes in this editor has its own formatting options. To edit any of these blocks all you have to do is simply click on the block and the formatting options will appear on the top of the block. Under the Block option in the right corner, you will find some more editing options.

After editing all the blocks you can click on the Update button in the top right corner.


How Using WordPress Hosting Services Can Save You Money

How Using WordPress Hosting Services Can Save You Money

Before you decide to start a new website using WordPress or any other Content Management System, you need to understand the importance of investing your money effectively.

There's a lot ofcheap Web hosting companies that provide some amazing features. Most customers do their research to compare WordPress hosting cost.

For beginners, it can be hard to decide if they want shared web hosting, VPS, dedicated, or managed hosting. It's because most of them have no idea about such technical things. But when they look at the cost of such plans, they freak out.

Everyone who wants to start a WordPress website, it's vital to understand that shared web hostings are most suitable because their cost is less yet you can get everything you need.

The best thing is that you can always choose any of thefree web hostings. But to have complete access to your website, you have to spend some money.

Just like every human, if you want to save money on buying or renewing web hosting, this article is for you. Let me walk you through a few things.

Buying a Domain Name and Web Hosting Plan Together

Most companies offer one free domain name for one year if you buy one of their web hosting plans. You would be thrilled to know that even shared WordPress web hosting companies offer this combo.

Many people prefer to manage their domain name and web hosting separately. So, there's another way to save some money.

The companies like GoDaddy give a discount on buying a new domain if you pay the cost for two years at once. This deal doesn't offer a free domain for the first year, but at least you will save some money.

For example, if the domain cost is $15 per year, and you pay the cost of two years at once, you may have to pay only $18. It means $3 for the first year.

Never Buy Without Looking for Deals

As we all know, every company gives deals on their products. So, you should look for some coupons online. Many big websites like WPBeginner get amazing deals from Bluehost, Siteground, and Inmotionhosting, for their readers.

Such partner companies give special coupon codes. Although when you buy a web hosting plan from anyone's link, they make money, it doesn't charge you anything. You save some money.

Bluehost offers 63% off, and Siteground provides 70% off to the readers of major websites. Such coupons are available when you buy a new web hosting plan.

But it doesn't mean you can't get anything off while renewing your existing plan. You can always look for Bluehost hosting renewal prices, and some of the popular websites will pop up with a discount coupon code.

Do your research before buying.

Don't be Afraid to Ask for Extra

When I bought my first Siteground hosting, I got it at only $15 for one year. You may be wondering how I got it. Well, it's all about being upfront.

If you fail to find any coupon codes, you should try talking to the sales team of a hosting company. Siteground offered me a fantastic deal on buying a plan for two years.

It's kind of similar to buying a domain name from GoDaddy. I have also had the pleasure to talk with Inmotionhosting's sales team. They were so helpful. I saved a lot of money on buying a new plan. It was almost 55% off on the biggest plan of shared hosting.

Join the Affiliate Program

Siteground allows you to get one-month free web hosting if someone buys a new hosting plan from your affiliate link. Every company has a different affiliate program.

Bluehost offers $65 for each qualified sign-up, and you will be surprised to know that if you make more sales, you start earning $100 per sale. You can use that money to buy a new hosting plan or renew an existing one.

And if you're an affiliate of managed hostings like WP Engine, you can make $200 per sale. Isn't it amazing?

Ask Your Friend to Refer You

We all know that references work all the time. While buying a new hosting plan, you can reach out to your friend to refer you through their affiliate link.

And it's possible to save more money if your friend reaches out to the sales team and asks them for a particular discount affiliate link. It's a double saving.

Your friend gets the affiliate commission, and you get the discount. If your friend is good enough to split their commission with you, you can save a lot of money on WordPress hosting.

Save Money on WordPress Domain Renewal

Buying a new domain name or web hosting plan isn't the only place you can save money. Many companies allow you to reduce the domain renewal cost.

Depending on your skills and research capability, you can get a massive discount. Once I got $13 off on a WordPress domain renewal. As mentioned earlier, you should look for deals.

Do You Think You Can Reduce the WordPress Hosting Cost on Your Next Purchase?

We all like discounts. Don't we? What about you? Wouldn't you want to save some money on your next WordPress hosting renewal or fresh plan?

All these years, I have learned that before you buy something, it's necessary to spend some time looking for alternatives. If Siteground seems costly to you, go with Bluehost or any of the best WordPress hostings.

After understanding the concept of different types of WordPress hostings, you should decide which features you need. Some companies allow their customers to cut down the features they don't need.

For example, while buying a VPS plan, you get an option to manage your servers by yourself or by the company. Similarly, a few other things are there to learn about.

Make sure the next WordPress hosting cost is less than what you paid earlier. Have you followed any of the tips mentioned above? If yes, how much money did you save?

Do you think you can do it?


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