How to Find Auto Save Drafts in Wordpress

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Blogging platform WordPress automatically saves your working drafts every 60 seconds on self-hosted installations and every 120 seconds on hosted blogs. To conserve space in the database, each new autosave draft replaces the one before it, so each post and page has only one autosave draft at a time. You can locate an autosaved draft alongside all previous saved versions of a given page or post in the WordPress authoring interface.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Log into your WordPress account.

  2. 2

    Click "Pages" under Pages in the left-hand menu if you want the autosave draft for a page. Click "Posts" under Posts if you want the autosave draft for a post.

  3. 3

    Click on the name of the page or post.

  4. 4

    Scroll to the "Revisions" section near the bottom of the page. The autosave draft is at the very top, with "[Autosave]" at the end of the linked timestamp. Click that timestamp to access the draft.

Tips and warnings

  • Each time you click "Update" on a blog post, Wordpress saves the previous version under Revisions. Unlike autosave drafts, you can save an unlimited number of revised versions of a particular blog post or page.

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