We just released another significant update to Lasso, bringing us one step closer to the official Version One slated to be released in early Fall. With 0.9.6 we’re introducing an industry first; live revisions.
Our goal is simple; be a front-end editor that negates the use of the WordPress post editor. One of the last areas to tackle in this endeavor was revisions, and we think you’ll like what we came up with.
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When viewing a single post or page, a revision icon is shown in the toolbar. When you click this, a small modal will open showing up to the last six revisions. Hovering over the time will show you the date. Using the slider (or by clicking on a time) you can restore the revision live.
Is the modal in the way? Click and drag on the move icon (or on the entire modal), and move it out of the way so you can see your content. Restore by clicking “select” and the editor will open allowing you to continue editing. You save just like a normal post (hint CMD S hot key).
For hosts that have revisions disabled, you just won’t be able to benefit from this neat update. But for those with access to revisions, being able to see the post exactly as it looked, in the context that it live, should lead to quicker decision making on what revision to restore.