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I some posts I have a lot of revisions, and I want only 2 revisions for each post.
I found this plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/revision-control/ that able to set that in the future WP will not store more then 2 revisions, but It does not remove existing revisions.
I found this plugin http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/better-delete-revision/ that can remove all the revisions. But I can not set to leave 2 revisions.

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You can use define ('WP_POST_REVISIONS', 2); in wp-config.php for two revisions, and you could turn that into your own plugin.

Manully remove all revisions with this query run in phpmyadmin:

DELETE a,b,c FROM wp_posts a LEFT JOIN wp_term_relationships b ON (a.ID = b.object_id) LEFT JOIN wp_postmeta c ON (a.ID = c.post_id) WHERE a.post_type = 'revision'

and then optimize.

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  • I think that define ('WP_POST_REVISIONS', 2); will not remove existing revisions. Right? And the query will remove all revisions - I dont want to remove all revisions but I want to leave 2 revisions for each post
    – Shimon S
    Commented Jul 9, 2012 at 18:33
  • wordpress.org/extend/plugins/revision-control/screenshots will leave the number of revisions you want and delete the rest. Commented Jul 9, 2012 at 19:15
  • By this way I have to take care about every post, one by one. I have more then 8,000 posts...
    – Shimon S
    Commented Jul 11, 2012 at 20:22
  • No, you don't; read the docs for the plugin. Commented Jul 11, 2012 at 21:10
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Add define( 'WP_POST_REVISIONS', 2 ); to your wp-config.php.

This'll limit to at most 2 revisions (you can also completely disable them with false).

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    This doesn’t affect existing revisions.
    – fuxia
    Commented Jul 9, 2012 at 18:22
  • It will, the instant OP updates a post/page. Still, can use a plugin or SQL to wipe all existing. Commented Jul 9, 2012 at 18:29
  • It does not remove existing revisions. And I did not find any way to remove all revisions and to leave 2 revisions for each post.
    – Shimon S
    Commented Jul 11, 2012 at 20:32
  • How can we limit revisions on a wordpress.*com* blog? Commented Sep 8, 2017 at 12:15

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