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What is WordPress Autosave? – Simple guide

What is WordPress Autosave? – Simple guide

WordPress Autosource is one of my favorite features which gives us peace of mind when editing posts or pages on many of our websites.

If you have worked with some other CMS where there is no autosave, then you can experience that terrible moment, as soon as you press “save”, you will be able to get out of your login time and you lose everything Will give.

Whenever you can make your content in a post editor, WordPress will automatically save your changes in 60 seconds. This is the main WordPress feature, which can not be disabled in the admin dashboard.

It may be easy to copy unsecured content otherwise lost due to different reasons such as expired cookies, browser crashes, internet connection loss, inadvertent navigation, WP core or plugin errors / crashes etc.

In addition to saving automatically in the database, with the latest WP version, if you go offline inadvertently (like sudden loss of power), then the feature now uses your browser’s local storage feature to crash your content.

While the WordPress AutoService facility can often be a partner for those who edit their content in WP Admin, it is for users to decide whether they need to enable the feature or not. The good news is that you can disable the feature or optimize the savings interval according to your preferences. On our designated web blogs, we release it or at least.

In this post, let’s take a closer look at the autosave feature.

How to View Autosaved Content?

Only one autosave will be saved on every post or page and will be rewritten during each new autosave. In the case of many editors, an autocomplete amendment is saved for each editor. Whenever the content is saved automatically, you can see autosave information in the status bar at the bottom of the Content Editor.

Auto-Save-Information

In the form of “{post ID} -Autosave” in the WordPress “wp_post” table, stores the autosaving content as a modification that you can see along with other posts under your post content.

AutoSave and other modifications will only appear when you click on the “Save Draft” or “Publish” or “Update” button.

When you actually press the update button, it is quite different, where every time a new WordPress post “modifications” are created.

Now you must have already seen it when you try to close your browser tab without saving your post, you will see a warning pop that informs you that the post has not been saved.

autosave_popup, wordpress

The advantage of self-saving is that if you leave the tab without saving it, during the next login you will see the first thing in your post editor, automatically the version of your post.

The best part is that these automated saved do not overwrite your published posts or saved revisions. You can start editing a self-saved post without any difficulty in your next login.

Restoring Autosaved Revision

If your computer or browser crashes while editing the post, the last autosaved revision can be easily restored. When you go back to edit the same post, you will see the following message that the autocomplete available for backup is repeated.

WordPress-Autosave-Warning-Message

Clicking on the link will take you to the revision page where you have the option to recover that repetition.

What is Browser Restore?

While the internet connection is missing during content changes, WordPress cannot access your database to store your automated repetition. In this scenario, WordPress will store content in your browser’s local storage. While editing your post, you will see the following message when the internet connection is lost:

WordPress-Autosave-During-Connection-Lost

After some time if you reconnect and edit the post then WordPress will show that the browser backup is different from the current content.

WordPress-Browser-Backup-Restore-Warning-Message

Clicking on the “Restore Backup” link will restore the content from the local storage of your browser to the post editor.

Autosave-Restored-Message

How to change the autosave interval?

Now that we have seen the various benefits of the WordPress Autosuggestion facility, see how to change the savings interval according to your choice.

For example, if you are blogging using a slow internet connection, make sure that your browser does not turn off often, while WordPress forces save every minute.

Alternatively, if you want to reduce the likelihood of losing content due to OS crash or power loss, then you may need to reduce the gap so that your content is saved more often.

Just a few changes to change the WordPress AutoOS settings.

If you want to change the autosave interval, just search for your website’s wp-config.php file, on it, enter the code snippet below and save it.

define(‘AUTOSAVE_INTERVAL’, 120 );

The above code will change the autosave interval in 120 seconds. Feel free to edit the number in the above code (in seconds) according to your preference before saving.

Be sure to add the above code snippet before the following line of code in the Wp-config.php file, or the settings have no effect.

require_once(ABSPATH . ‘wp-settings.php’);

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Kundariya Dharmesh

I am the proprietor of Dharmesh and BlogAffix. This blog that was created in 2017. I started BlogAffix in the form of passion, and now it gives strength to new people and helps fundamental elements of blogging to learn from my blog. Here at BlogAffix I write about Blogger, Hosting, Domain, WordPress, Social-media, SEO and Affiliate marketing. We will keep you updated with BlogAffix, so take a Subscribe, if using social media, then Facebook, Google+ and Twitter to Like and Follow.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Hi there,

    Quite a nice helpful article you have put together here. Very informative too. I am sure a lot of folks will find it useful as well. I saw your comment on my article as well. I guess I want to pay you back. Keep up the good work.

    Richard.

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