Thursday, 19 September 2013

3 Ways To Disable WordPress AutoSave

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This is my second post of the day here on BWidgets, and it's also about Daniel Bryan wp-config.php file and WordPress AutoPost. This time I'll show you one three ways to disable WordPress AutoSave feature.

When editing a post, the changes you make are automatically saved every 2 minutes. You can also use our last trick to Modify AutoSave Interval.

By Editing wp-config.php File:

This is the easiest way to disable WordPress AutoSave feature. To modify autosave interval simply open wp-config.php (located in root of WordPress installation) and add following code to the end of file:

define('AUTOSAVE_INTERVAL', 86400);

We've set WordPress AutoSave interval to 86400 seconds which is an entire day. So this effectively disables the autosave functionality. Thanks to Jacob Nicholson for the idea.

By Editing post.php File:

This is the smartest way to disable AutoSave feature without any heavy codes. Thanks to Shane G. for sharing this trick on a WordPress forum.

  • Open your wp-admin/post.php file and wp-admin/post-new.php files.
  • You will find this line of code there:


  • Add // to the beginning of this code. It'll look something like this:

// wp_enqueue_script('autosave');

The AutoSave option will be disabled for your existing and new posts.

By Editing functions.php File:

Last but not the least. This is the most preferred way to disable this feature, as we don't have to re-edit our post.php and post-new.php file after every WordPress update, nor we have to adjust AutoSave interval. This trick will simple disable AutoSave feature. Thanks to Egill R. Erlendsson for sharing this trick on a WordPress forum.

Simple throw this in your functions.php file:

add_action( 'admin_init', 'disable_autosave' );
function disable_autosave() {
        wp_deregister_script( 'autosave' );

That's it folks. Thanks for all amazing guys that I mentioned on the article for sharing these amazing tricks around the internet. Don't forget to give us a backlink if you're sharing this article on your blog.
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