Post revision is one the great features of WordPress. It allows you to access previously saved posts. Isn’t it a good feature? suppose suddenly you are running out of power, your computer suddenly gets crash or browser crash then you will lose all of your work which you have done in a whole day. If it would be so, then it will be a painful experience for you. But this cool features of WordPress’s don’t let you down. Even if you running out of power or your browser’s sudden crush then also you can access your data from saved copy.But it is a good practice to delete WordPress post revision from WordPress website.
Why we need to delete WordPress post revision:
Because it will increase your database size. Let’s understand it by a simple example:
Suppose you have written 500 posts for your website and on an average, every post has 15 revisions. So total how many post revision you have for 500 original posts? You have 500*15=7500 copies of post revision. Only for 500 posts, you have 7500 post revision which is not useful in most cases.
This 7500 copies of post revision will store in your database and it will increase your database size. This posts revision will slow down your website’s response time. It will take much longer time to load a page than usual time. Performace of a website also depends on page loading time.
One more important note is: Now Google consider the page load time as a ranking factor.
So, we clearly understand that sometimes post revision is good but sometimes it is not. Everything depends on the situation. If I have published a post already then no need to keep the post revisions. It is better to delete WordPress post revision and optimize your database.
How to delete WordPress post revision:
In this tutorial, I will show you how you can delete WordPress post revision and optimize your WordPress database using “Better Delete Revision”
- First of all, you have to download and install Better delete revision plugin on your website and then activate the plugin.
- After activating, you will see a new option in setting section.
Settings >> Better Delete Revision
- Click on that link it will take you to “Better Delete Revision Manager” page shown in the image below. There you will see a count of how many post you have and how many post revisions removed from your database.As I am using this plugin for the first time that’s why the number is showing 0(zero).
There you will see two buttons one is “Check Revision Posts” and other is “Optimize Your Database”.
- Click on “Check Revision Posts” to see the list of posts revision that can be deleted. It provides a button to delete all revision posts.Click on that button to delete WordPress post revision.
- Then click on “Optimize Your Database” button to check your database is running correctly. If it is running correctly, if there is no issue with the database then it will show you everything ok. If anyone of them is marked as a red color then this not running correctly. To make it fix, run the test it will automatically set OK everything for you.
Sometimes we have to install lot’s of plugin to accomplish different tasks. If you are using many plugins then it might slow down your server response time. The cool thing is that you do not need to keep this plugin installed in your site after using it. You may delete this plugin and when you need it, again install it.