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How to Show Post Updates/Revisions to your readers in WordPress

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How to Show Post Updates/Revisions to your readers in WordPress

Recently one of our readers asked via twitter, how to show their post updates/revisions publicly to their blog readers. We shared an article before which showed how to display the last updated date of your posts, but it didn’t show what was changed. In this article, we will share a plugin called Post Revisions Display which will let you display post-publication revisions along with differences/changes from current revision on single post views.

First, you need to install and activate Post Revisions Display Plugin. Once you have activated that, then a new menu option will be added in Settings » Post Revision Display.

Post Revisions Display - Admin Screenshot

You can select where you want to show post revisions on. If you don’t select the manual mode, then the revisions heading will automatically be added at the bottom of your posts. If you do select manual mode, then you would have to add the codes in your theme. For our example, we will NOT do the manual way. If you look in the screenshot below, it will show you how the revisions are added below the post.

Post Revisions in Theme

The user can click on the revision to view the older version of the post which you can see in the following image:

Post Revisions Display Older Version

Users can also compare the newer version and the older version to see what changed have been made:

Post Revisions Display - Differences between old and new

If you wanted to show post updates to your readers in a clean way, then use Post Revisions Display plugin. If you have any questions, you can simply contact us through this site or send us a message on twitter: @wpbeginner

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  1. Jimmy says:

    Nice Plugin, Sir i wanted a ask, is there any plugin available which update post title and wp title without going to wp dashboard, because i need to update daily of my posts, doing so via wp dashboard it pings again and again which is not good for SEO.

  2. Patrick Helms says:

    sadly broken in WP 3.7.1 :( .. Do you know a good alternative plugin or code snippet? Can’t find something like this…

    • WPBeginner Support says:

      Patrick, we just tested the plugin on WP 3.7.1 and it works as intended. What made you think that it is broken?

  3. thadbloom says:

    This is cool however it does not work with custom post types :(

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