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WordPress: Automatically Save Your Drafts

For the longest time, I have been wondering when WordPress was going to save me from myself and my constant crashing of WordPress, and today, just browsing around, I went to the homepage, only to notice a few new blog posts, and one of them was entitled “Automatically Save Your Drafts“. I almost pee’d myself with excitement. I knew this would be a only feature for now, as they always are, but on my arrival I noticed something interesting about the post, which I have highlighted in bold.

Thanks to Robert Deaton, WordPress and now have an autosave feature. While you are working on a draft, your edits are automatically saved every minute. All of this happens in the background; you won’t even notice it except for a small notification message next to the Save button. If your browser crashes while you are editing, simply go back to your Manage page and click on the title of your draft. It will be there waiting for you.

Does that mean if I download WordPress 2.0.4 from, I will get this new autosave feature? Can anyone confirm this? Is it just the nightlies or something? Someone let me know. I am too excited about this.

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  1. roland ) says: 8/14/2006

    I’ve 2.04 installed – no autosave feature here. But I use the “Twilight Autosave” plugin for this, here:


  2. David ) says: 8/14/2006

    Thanks Roland, that is pretty much what I figured… If they come out with a 2.0.5 in the next few days to integrate this feature, I will be pissed… I just finished upgrading all my blogs to 2.0.4…


  3. Justin Moore says: 8/14/2006

    It’s only in the SVN ‘trunk’ development branch right now, which is where 2.1 is being developed. Unless I’m mistaken, you won’t be seeing auto-save in any 2.0.x release.


  4. David ) says: 8/14/2006

    Thanks Justin, I hope you are right, also I hope 2.1 is coming soon…


  5. Roger says: 8/14/2006

    I second that. I hope 2.1 is coming soon. I understand from the bughunt info that it was going to be released simultaneously with 2.0.4 but that didn’t happen. Can’t wait 2.1 looks really good.


  6. Sarit says: 8/16/2006

    So, was anyone able to find a download file and use the plugin outside of WordPress.Com?
    Or is it not available for download yet?


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