I've got a custom post type where the posts often undergo several minor revisions.

Saving all the revisions is unnecessary and seems wasteful to keep so many useless DB entries.

But I do need to keep the Original (first published version) and the Latest (most recently updated version).

Can anyone point me in the direction of how to accomplish this?

1 Answer 1


Open up your wp-config.php file.

Add the following line:

define('WP_POST_REVISIONS', 2);

You may have to change it from 2 to 1.

Always back up your files first.

EDIT: this will not save your original. Sorry, I overlooked that part of the question.

  • This answer does not address the question. Is it possible to remove this answer so that the question remains unanswered?
    – brandonjp
    Mar 17, 2020 at 21:11

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