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Does anyone know of a way to provide an edit history for posts in production? That is, when people look at a post, they can see that it was modified and examine a list of changes like is possible with other sites (below).

I tried looking for a way but everything I found referred to revision histories in the dashboard, not the public-facing side.

Figure 1: StackExchange

StackExchange edit history function

Figure 2: TV.com

TV.com edit history function

Figure 3: Facebook

Facebook edit history function

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Try to focus your question on more specific approach, good candidate would be how to expose revision history on front end. In current form it's too close to plugin recommendation and such are not in scope of this site. –  Rarst May 20 '13 at 20:36
Except that there are no plugins to do this, so it’s not a plugin recommendation question. –  Synetech May 21 '13 at 4:50

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you can grab revisions from wpdb with smth like

$revisions = $wpdb->get_results("select * from {$wpdb->posts} where post_parent={$post_id} and post_type='revision'")

after selecting a revision you could use some js diff tool like


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Thanks for the suggestion, I’ll try whipping up an implementation. –  Synetech May 21 '13 at 5:01
Sure, that you need a custom query for that? Hm? :) –  kaiser May 21 '13 at 8:51

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