Fun WordPress Trick

Take 30 seconds and do this little trick on your WordPress site, you’ll get a kick out of it.

  1. Login to your admin area and go to the edit screen for one of your pages (doesn’t matter which one, just not a new one).
  2. Scroll down to the Revisions box, and click on any revision
  3. Scroll down and put the 2 radio buttons like you see in the picture
  4. Click “Compare Revisions”

I hope that made you smile :)

20 Responses to Fun WordPress Trick

  1. Danny says:

    Thats awesome…

  2. Andy says:

    That is brilliant and really did make me smile on a cold, dark Friday here in the UK!

    • David says:

      Hi Andy, I didn’t actually know about this either. Kudos to Scott for digging this one out! Oh, and it’s pretty miserable down here in the south UK today too! :(

  3. Tim says:

    Quite a silly little ditty to brighten your day.
    Hat’s Off

  4. Joan Bell says:

    I couldn’t find a revisions box?

  5. Joan Bell says:

    I found it, very funny! Thanks guys!

  6. Anna says:

    That was great!!! Although, I have to admit that I started to panic @ the count down!!! Lol…thanks!

  7. Dawson says:

    This is pretty good. Thanks Scott!

  8. 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 awesome… 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀

  9. Mike Hickcox says:

    Just wondering — I try this trick and I get: “Sorry, But you cant compare a Revision to itself.” Somehow, I’m not all that amused. I’m missing something; how do I get there?

  10. Mike Hickcox says:

    Yes, I have 3.4.2 installed. But my “Compare” button appears only at the bottom, not at the top as your screenshot shows.

    I do have a plugin installed called “Revision Control” to limit the number stored, and maybe that is in the way.

    On the other hand, when I deactivated it, all I got for revisions was a linked list. Something is definitely different from other people’s setup.

  11. Adewale says:

    This is really amusing. How did you come about this?

  12. Mike Hickcox says:

    Okay, okay, now I’ve seen it. I had to deactivate the Revision Control plugin, then try it.

    Clearly, somebody had a day with nothing to do and decided to put it to good use. A little bit of pointless fun is a great contribution to the psyche of the whole world. Thank you!

  13. mathew says:

    nice and brilliant

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  15. Chris says:

    This is epic! Thanks for sharing.

  16. Anuj says:

    I am using word press 3.5 and I can’t find the compare button on it, please let me know about it.