Did you know that there’s a history revisions area hidden in the WordPress theme called Divi from Elegant Themes? Kori Ashton shows you where you can undo changes inside of Divi.

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Hey, y’all, welcome to another WordPress Wednesday. My name is Kori Ashton, and you’re about to see a video on how to undo your mistakes inside of the Divi theme from Elegant Themes. If you’re familiar at all with WordPress, sometimes when you click update, you’re not really able to get back what you had. The undo button doesn’t always work. Well, Divi thought of that, and they’ve created a way for you to undo or to move back your revisions. It’s so cool.

I’m gonna show you right now, but before I do, I have to give a shout out to Pressable, because if you’re looking for WordPress support team, as well as a phenomenal hosting company, you’ve gotta check these guys out, because this is where WordPress works best. I’ll put links to all of this in the description box below so you can be sure to tell them that Kori Ashton sent you their way. I highly recommend them, and they’re the hosting company I use to host askkori.com.

Hey, let’s go take a look at Divi. Let me show ya. Okay, so of course, this is the Divi theme that I’m talking about, it’s Divi 3.0, it’s just out, super excited about this, but don’t worry if you’re watching this video later on down the road, and you’re running a different version, I’m sure that they’ve got some sort of element like this as a safety net for you to undo revisions.

So let’s jump in right now, into the Divi theme. I’ve got an example here that I’m gonna show ya, and I know you’re gonna love it. Check this out. So I am already logged in to my Divi page that I’ve already got built here, running the Divi theme, I’ve already logged in, and I’m gonna go ahead and enable the Visual Builder up here, right? So let’s enable that, so that we can actually start using the Divi builder on this page. Of course, this is only relevant to those of you using the Divi theme, right? But check this out, or the Divi builder for that matter, on your own WordPress install.

Let’s say that I wanted to make this area right here, instead of two rows with two columns, I wanted to go ahead and make this four columns, and bring all this up. So let’s go ahead and go here, and say I want it to be four columns, and I want to grab these down here, and drag them up, and I’m just gonna make some quick changes. So you can kinda see an error happened, maybe, and how I fixed it, right? So let’s drop that there, alright, there’s that one, and I’m gonna take this one, and I want it to go up there, and uh oh.

Uh oh. I think I just dropped it somewhere, where did it land? Okay, it’s still back here, good. So let’s go back up here, and drop it in a wrong section so you can see me start to undo something. It’s there, stacked, that’s pretty easy to fix. Let’s drag it over, drop it. Alright, let’s say we like the way that looks, looks pretty good, but overall, we don’t like it because we’re gonna have to write more content and it just doesn’t line up really well on the page. It doesn’t sit properly.

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Well, I could drag those things down here, or I could click on the three dots here, open this up, and check out this nice little clock icon. Click on that, and we’re able to easily and quickly go back to a history revision status, even with a timestamp, you guys. And as you click on them, you start to see the current version of your page. So I’m gonna go back and edit the column even, and it’s editing each step by step. Beautiful, go all the way back to when I loaded the page. If that’s the version I want to remain with, I click on save changes, and it quickly and easily takes me back to my revisions.

So incredibly cool. These guys thought of everything inside of Divi, and that really works with even changing text. Let’s say I want it to say Contact Us Today, and once you present this to the client, the client’s like “Oh, that’s a little bit too much sense of urgency.”, well, I could just run back in here really quickly and change back the setting. Let’s go back to the loaded page, alright, good to go. So gotta love that. What would it do, though, if we clicked save already, and published it, actually clicked publish, right?

Let’s go in and tinker and see what this thing will do. Who knows, I’m always so impressed with Divi, darn it. I think it’s amazing. I’m gonna delete this whole sentence here. Delete it, gone, it’s gone from that whole area. Now I’ve got a fragmented sentence that’s not good. I’m gonna go ahead and look right now at the revisions. It’s saying that I have edited that blurb. I’m not gonna make a change yet, I’m gonna go ahead and click save right now, and let’s see, if we don’t close out this page, if those revisions still live here. So I’m gonna go back and load that up, and sure enough. So I have already gone ahead and clicked publish in a sense, ’cause I’ve clicked save. That change has gone live to the world to see, and it’s still allowing me to come in here, and reload the page to the original settings, click okay, and that sentence is back. I haven’t lost anything. Now, I’ll go ahead and click save.

But here’s the thing. If you exit out of this page, that revision history no longer lives here associated to the page, okay? ‘Cause you notice how every time, the further step back was this current version of loading this page and this current session. So please don’t think that this little history is actually a full-blown history of the revisions of the full creation of the published date of this page, right? It’s not. This is just for the immediate phase as you’re working here in this current session. Just wanted to make that clear so that you don’t have an ‘uh-oh’ moment thinking that, well, I clicked exit right now, exited out of the builder, came back into the builder, and I should have the ability to find those revisions, right?

Let’s take a look and see. Let’s move this over here. There’s nothing there, so it didn’t save anything, it just shows that I just loaded the page again. Kinda interesting, huh? But still a really phenomenal safety net as you’re working through a page, and just in case you make a whoops, or a boo-boo inside the Divi theme, you have an undo history revision section, so very cool.

I hope you absolutely love the Divi theme as much as I do. It is certainly my go-to theme if I’m using one for a client, or for a student. Be sure to let them know that I sent you their way. If you’re just gonna try out the Divi theme, be sure to check out my affiliate link in the description below.

I would appreciate that very much, and of course, if you’re interested in checking out some amazing hosting plans and support plans for WordPress, you’ve got to go give a shout out to Pressable, and let them know I sent you their way.

Be sure to subscribe, because every week, I’m creating videos just like like this to help you improve your online marketing inside the world of WordPress. Y’all have a great one. I’ll see you next week. Bye, y’all.

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