Does CustomPress maintain revisions?

I'm creating a HR Policy website and I need to keep a revision history so that we can go back and see what a policy looked like on a given date.

I'm using CustomPress to create certain fields so that they are consistent in the documents, e.g. policy, scope, version number, effective date etc.

I noticed that the custom fields do not change when I do a roll back to a previous revision of the post.

Is this not possible in CustomPress or is it a setting that I am overlooking?

Many thanks
Ian.

  • Ian - Blink Colony
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    Thanks for the quick reply Patrick.

    I do have that option checked and it does store revisions for changes in the main edit area but not in the custom fields that I have created.

    For example, I have a custom field called "details" that is assigned to a Post Type called "Policy".

    When the details change (i.e. in the custom field) i'd like to be able to see the revisions that have been made in that custom field. This is for auditing purposes as much as it is for restoring previous versions, e.g. if an auditor asks "what was the HR policy on Social Media use on February 15th 2012"

    Thanks again
    Ian.

  • Patrick
    • Support Monkey

    Hi again @Ian - Blink Colony

    I did a bit more research on this and may have found a (slightly old) solution for you.

    As one of our devs confirmed on another similar thread last year, WordPress does not natively support custom fields in the revision history:
    https://premium.wpmudev.org/forums/topic/revisions-in-custompress#post-250287

    Google seems strangely void of info on this. But I did find an article on how to get it done manually:
    http://lud.icro.us/post-meta-revisions-wordpress

    And a plugin whose last update was Aug 2012:
    http://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-field-revisions/

  • Ian - Blink Colony
    • Site Builder, Child of Zeus

    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction Patrick, knowing what to look out for helped a lot.

    I finally went with a different plugin (not sure if it is good form to mention it here?) but it is one that not only keeps revisions but also makes the custom fields searchable which is another "must have" feature for my site.

    I'm keeping my CustomPress install because I really like the way it handles taxonomies and the ability to create the template files via the dashboard.

    Thanks again, super support from wpmu as usual :slight_smile:

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