I need to delete old edits and autosave, they have grown overtime, and are not needed anymore, seeing this post:


it states:

If you have no use for the post revisions and autosaves then disable them in wp-config and WordPress will clean them up on its own

but I can't find exactly where to edit.

using wordpress 3.5


You'll need to edit wp-config.php.

To set posts to retain a set number of revisions:

define('WP_POST_REVISIONS', 3);

To disable post revisions completely:

define('WP_POST_REVISIONS', false );

As i'm new to wordpress.stackexchange.com, i cannot comment (silly idea)

To further extend Chip's answer.

You can also delete all revisions from the database which appear before X date to remove old revisions that are not needed, whilst keeping newer revisions to what ever limit you want. simply run the query:

DELETE FROM `wp_posts` WHERE `post_type` = 'revision' AND `post_date` < '2012-06-02 20:41:00';

replacing the date with your date. this way you can clear revisions for your really old posts, but keep revisions for your newer posts

Please don't down vote, I would have commented :)

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