"Local Changes" on WordPress App

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  • #3144470

    torres126
    Member

    Hiya,

    I’m still having the exact same issue mentioned in this thread: https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/removing-local-changes-on-wordpress-app/

    I’ve tried all the troubleshooting techniques, but to no success. Any solutions?

    Thanks.

    The blog I need help with is clubpenguinmountains.com.

    #3144480

    samsgamedev
    Member

    Hey there. Let me see if I understand the issue correctly.

    You made some local changes on your android tablet, and you have since updated the page. Now you want to edit the page from the android device, but you don’t want to apply the local changes, which are now out-of-date.

    Is this correct?

    #3144582

    torres126
    Member

    Yes, that’s correct. :)

    #3144603

    samsgamedev
    Member

    Hey there,

    I’ve just now tested this on a Kindle Fire running the android app. From the post list, find the post that has the local changes and click “Preview.”

    When the post appears in preview mode, there should be a message at the bottom of the screen that says something like “This post has local changes which haven’t been published.” You can choose to either “Publish” or “Revert.”

    Publishing will publish the local changes. Clicking revert should update the post to the most recent version fetched from your website.

    I hope this helps!

    #3144621

    fstat
    Staff

    Hi torres126,

    Are you able to view the “Revert” option that @samparkerdev mentioned?

    #3144956

    torres126
    Member

    Hiya,

    No, the “Revert” option isn’t appearing for me. I clicked both “Preview” and then “Update” as well as just “Update”. Both times, the page went live with the local changes, which isn’t what I want.

    If it makes any difference, my app version is 10.3.1 and I believe this is the latest update too.

    Any other fixes? :)

    #3145161

    samsgamedev
    Member

    Hi again,

    I just want to make sure about a couple of things. First, is this a post or a page on the site? If it’s a page, then the revert button might not appear (it doesn’t on mine, anyway). But if it’s a blog post, then the button should be there.

    Also, if it is a post, make sure you’re selecting “Preview” from the post list, not from the post editor. I noticed that the revert button only appears when I choose preview from the post list menu.

    #3145288

    torres126
    Member

    Hi, it’s a page (which is already live on my site).

    #3145335

    kokkieh
    Staff

    This is a known issue with the Android app, but we actually released a new version just yesterday that fixes this. Once the app updates again, you should have the ability to discard those local changes from within the app.

    Let me know if you run into any trouble with that feature once you update to 10.4

    #3147702

    torres126
    Member

    Hi, I’ve just got the 10.4 update and downloaded it. Sadly, I’m not seeing any difference to this issue – each time I open a page, a “Local Change” is made, and I can’t get back to how the page previously was without making the change live, which is a bit pointless.

    I’m wondering if this has anything to do with it:

    New: Activity Log Rewind: bring back your site to a previous state

    Would this solve the issue? If so, where in the app can I find it, as I’m struggling to see it right now. Thank you!

    #3147799

    bdukes
    Staff

    Hi Torres126,

    I’m running version Alpha-119 of the Andriod App on my phone and see an option to “Discard Local Changes” in the three dot menu of my page. If you don’t yet see this perhaps wait until the app updates.

    Here’s a screenshot:
    https://cloudup.com/cttdCd8LhuI

    Using this menu option I was able to restore the most recent web version of the page.

    I’m wondering if this has anything to do with it:

    New: Activity Log Rewind: bring back your site to a previous state

    Would this solve the issue? If so, where in the app can I find it, as I’m struggling to see it right now. Thank you!

    The message about Rewind is going to be unrelated to what you’re seeing with regards to “Local Changes” the Rewind feature allows a site owner to restore the complete site to a past state instead of just a post or page like you’re looking for.

    #3147893

    torres126
    Member

    Hi, I’ve definitely got the 10.4 app version, and this seems to be the latest one: https://prnt.sc/k95uoh

    And the “Local Changes” thing still appears: http://prntscr.com/k95uvv

    But I don’t see the “Discard Local Changes” option: https://prnt.sc/k95uzs

    (I’m using a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2)

    Any solutions? Thanks.

    #3147895

    torres126
    Member

    Also, clicking the three dots by the title of the page is not effective either: https://prnt.sc/k95w72

    #3148121

    @torres126, from looking at @bdukes‘ screenshot, she is in the page editor, and it doesn’t look like you are from the screenshot you posted: https://prnt.sc/k95uzs

    #3148239

    torres126
    Member

    I’m quite confused. That was the Page Editor, unless there’s something else which you are referring to? https://prnt.sc/k9gdye

    #3148370

    fstat
    Staff

    @bdukes is running a version not yet released. This means that the fix will be released in the next app update.

    #3148372

    torres126
    Member

    So what @kokkieh said was incorrect, as I am running the 10.4 version?

    This is a known issue with the Android app, but we actually released a new version just yesterday that fixes this. Once the app updates again, you should have the ability to discard those local changes from within the app.

    If so, when is this update expected to happen? Thanks.

    #3148448

    torres126
    Member

    I’m sorry if I’m constantly pestering about this issue, but it’s incredibly frustrating, especially since I’m going to be reliant on the WordPress app for a while, and this is a fundamental issue which I would really like solved. :/

    Sorry!

    #3148650

    kokkieh
    Staff

    It’s supposed to be possible in 10.4, but I don’t see that option either. I’ll follow up with the app team about that.

    #3148655

    torres126
    Member

    Thank you. :)

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