Instant save - Save as draft - Publish

Changes in Page Builder are saved even before you save or publish the entire page. Even changes made in the Settings panel for rows, columns, and modules are saved without clicking the Save button when you open another item in the layout for editing. 

As you edit your layouts, you'll see the sequence  Saving – Saved – Edited appear at the top of the screen. This means that if you reload the page or close the browser tab before you click Done, your changes are preserved the same as if you clicked Save draft.

Warning: If you ever choose Done > Discard, any changes saved as drafts but not published will be lost, even changes saved from previous sessions. If you open a page for editing and immediately see the Edited status, it means you have changes saved but not published from a previous session.

In other words, changes are saved but do not become truly permanent until you click Publish.


Here are some things to keep in mind about the way save, publish, and discard work:

  • If Page Builder hangs for any reason while it's completing an operation, you can reload the page with confidence that your changes up until that point are saved.
  • Be very careful when you choose Discard, because it means you will lose all changes between now and the time you last published, even changes from a previous editing session that weren't published. You'll see a warning to remind you before you discard.
  • Consider publishing at milestone points. This will create a WordPress revision that you can return to if you want to revert your recent changes. This is a good practice since there is no Undo when you're editing in Page Builder.