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Is there a way to temporarily disable revisions.... I have noticed that wp_update_post is very slow and creates revisions I don't need. The fix could be to disable revisions before issuing wp_update_post and re-enable the feature once done....

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To keep posts updated, I am working with WordPress 4.4 and to enable/disable post revisions programmatically use:

remove_action( 'post_updated', 'wp_save_post_revision' );
$post_id = wp_update_post( $arg );
add_action( 'post_updated', 'wp_save_post_revision' );
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    This answer was correct at the time it was authored, but there was a bug in WordPress which has been fixed quite some time ago see trac ticket #16215. This fix rendered this answer wrong. @Riccardo posted a corrected answer by now, which should be the accepted answer as of now. – JHoffmann Dec 8 '17 at 20:36
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Seems this will do the job:

remove_action('pre_post_update', 'wp_save_post_revision');// stop revisions

and

add_action('pre_post_update', 'wp_save_post_revision');//  enable revisions again
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  • How/where are you using this? I've got a plugin file with a custom function that that calls the remove_action -- but I can't figure out what hook to attach my function to. I've tried add_action on save_post & pre_post_update and a hundred others. Nothing seems to have an effect. (The function is running, but revisions are still created.) The only place I can get the revisions to not be created is with apply_filter on wp_insert_post_data which doesn't create the revision, but also doesn't save the modified post data at all either. @JHoffmann @Riccardo – brandonjp Mar 19 at 3:13
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Easiest way is to set WP_POST_REVISIONS contant to false, additional information about post revision management

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