Bloggers always yearn for perfection and high quality when it comes to their posts and other contents because as the competition for supremacy gets tighter and tougher everyday, there seems to be no room for even the minutest mistake. It’s true what they say that in the virtual world, “Content is King”. This is the reason why every web page owner and blogger research for effective means to monitor closely the revisions of their posts or pages.
It seems unforgivable for online users to read blog posts that aren’t well-written or are lacking in some important facts. Sometimes, committing mistakes is inevitable because everyone has their own weaknesses in writing. But this should not be a hindrance in the improvement of your content’s quality to make it more appealing among the readers.
If your blog is on WordPress, you can have a plug-in that could help you manage and monitor all your revisions. The Revision Control lets you fine tune over the Post Revision system which is included with WordPress. It is a very powerful feature for people who like to keep track of the modifications. This plug-in lets the users set their site-global setting (Settings-> Revisions) for posts and pages to limit, disable or enable the number of revisions. The user can also change the setting on a per page or per post basis from the Revisions Meta Box. Revision Control also lets you delete specific revisions through the Revisions Post Meta Box. However, this feature is not for everybody.
Users might opt to disable revisions on their blogs and only then will they have the live version and the autosave as well. If you want to have Revision on your page, you just have to change the revision option into the “enabled”. You could also have three revisions on a specific page.
The Revision Control was the primary feature of the WordPress 2.6 and it will automatically save your draft articles as revisions. You can also recover and monitor your modifications for your pages and posts.
Just like everything else, Revision Control has advantages and disadvantages. Take for instance, if you have 100 blog posts in your WordPress, there will probably be over 300 to 500 revision redundancy articles on the database of MySQL. Because of this, your blog speed might slow down and WordPress has no option at the admin panel to let you disable the specific feature.
When your database is already clean and optimized, you can install a WordPress revisions plug-in such as the Revisions Control which is a very powerful tool that can help you set a global site setting for your posts and pages. Once you have installed Revision Control on your blog, you need not to worry too much about maintaining and monitoring your entries because a useful plug-in will come to rescue you. On the other hand, online readers will gravitate towards your blog to find relevant, meaningful and helpful content that they can use in their everyday lives.
About Our Author - Adam Troy
Adam Troy has been involved with Internet Marketing and Search Engine Optimzation (SEO) for 12+ years. Adam has created dozens of niche websites mainly built on the WordPress platform. His main focus is building SEO friendly sites and driving traffic to these blogs.