In WordPress, the autosave feature is a built-in functionality that automatically saves a draft of a post or page while the user is editing it. Autosave is designed to prevent data loss in case the user forgets to save their work or experiences a technical issue, such as a power outage or a network error.
Autosave is enabled by default in WordPress, and it can be configured and customized by modifying settings in the
wp-config.php file. For example, developers can change the frequency of the autosave feature by defining the
AUTOSAVE_INTERVAL constant in the
wp-config.php file. They can also disable the autosave feature entirely by setting the
AUTOSAVE_DISABLED constant to
In addition to the built-in autosave feature, WordPress also includes a revision system that allows users to restore previous versions of a post or page. Revisions are created automatically each time a post or page is saved, and they are stored in the WordPress database. Users can access previous revisions of a post or page by clicking the “Revisions” link in the editor, and they can restore a previous version by clicking the “Restore This Revision” button.