Restore a page, post, layout template, or Themer layout

Restoring refers to several scenarios:

  • Page Builder hangs while you're editing a page.
    Page Builder autosaves as you work, so if your page hangs as you're editing it, usually reloading the page in your browser will get back what you were working on. 
  • Restore a page that you deleted.
    Deleting a page, post, saved layout template, saved row, saved module, or Themer object means sending it to the Trash. Before you empty the trash, you can restore the page, post, or template. Use the instructions below.
  • Revert to a previous version of a page, post, or template.
    Page Builder uses the native WordPress revision functionality to revert to previously published versions of a page, post, saved layout template, or Themer layout.

Notes:

  • Saved rows and modules are not versioned. You can restore from the trash, but you can't revert to a previous version.
  • Themer layouts are only available if you have Beaver Themer installed.

Restore from the trash

This applies to any type of post or custom post: pages, posts, layout templates, saved rows, saved modules, and Themer layouts.

  1. For saved layout templates, saved rows and modules, and Themer layouts: in the WordPress admin panel, click Builder and then select the type of saved object.
    In Page Builder Version 1.9 or earlier, click Templates.
    If you don't see Builder or Templates in the admin panel, see the Related Article below on enabling the Builder admin panel or Templates admin panel.
  2. Just below the list title, click the Trash link.
    If you don't see the Trash link, it means there's nothing in the trash to restore.
  3. Mouse over the item in the trash and click Restore.

Revert to a previous version of a saved object

This applies to pages, posts, layout templates, and Themer layouts.

1 Open the page, post, or layout template for editing

To revert to a previous version of a page or post:

  • Open the page or post for editing in the WordPress editor, then follow the instructions for opening the Compare revisions screen in the next section. 
    Don't launch Page Builder.

To revert to a previous version of a saved template:

  • For layout templates and Themer layouts: in the WordPress admin panel, click Builder and then select the type of saved object.
    In Page Builder Version 1.9 or earlier, click Templates.
    If you don't see Builder or Templates in the admin panel, see the Related Article below on enabling the Builder admin panel or Templates admin panel.
  • Click Edit under the template that you want to revert and continue to the next section.

2 Open the Compare revisions screen

Access the Compare revisions screen in either of the following ways:

  • Click Revisions in the Publish panel.
  • Click a revision in the Revisions panel, which is underneath the text editor. If you want to restore the version immediately before the current version, you'd click on the second item in the list.

Can't see the  Revisions panel? Chances are the problem is one of the following:

  • You don't have any older versions of that template.
  • You haven't enabled it in the screen options. Click Screen Options in the upper right corner, then select the Revisions checkbox.

3 Restore the revision you want

Verify the revision you want and click Restore this revision.

Here are some tips for understanding the Compare revisions screen.

Tips:

  • Use the slider at the top or click the Previous button to display the revision you are interested in restoring on the right.
    Tip: Sometimes it's easier to click directly on the slider circle (containing the arrows) and use the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate.
  • The Restore this revision button always restores the version displayed in the RIGHT column. When you are displaying the latest version in the right column, the button is dimmed.
  • The left column always displays the previous version to the one on the right, unless you select the Compare any two revisions checkbox, in which case the earlier version you select on the slider is always displayed on the left, the later version you select on the slider is displayed on the right.
  • Markup highlighted in green is an addition from the two versions being compared. Markup highlighted in pink is a deletion from two versions being compared.
  • This screen is a bit counterintuitive because often you want to restore the version in the LEFT column, but you can't do that. If that's the case, click Previous to move the version in the left column to the right column, then click Restore this revision.