Disable WordPress Autosave

June 22, 2008 · Print This Article

It turns out that disabling autosave completely isn’t that difficult. If you follow this, you must remember that WordPress will no longer save while you write, meaning you can lose work much easier.

To disable WordPress autosave, you must access your website FTP and edit wp-admin/post.php and wp-admin/post-new.php and wp-admin/page-new.php and wp-admin/page.php. In post.php, edit line that says


by adding // to the beginning of the line. In post-new.php, page.php and page-new.php edit line in the same way so it reads


If you ever want to restart the autosave function, just remove the // in both files.

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