Content Revision History
When you create or update a content item and save it, a new version is created. The content item's revision history can viewed in the content editing window, viewed by toggling the history icon on or off as shown in the image below.
The content revision history is displayed, together with the user that made the change and the date and time that the content was updated.
If a change is made to anything in the item's content editing form, from editing text to changing an image, a new version is created.
In the example shown below we have changed the banner's background image and version 6 of the banner is created.
Save to edition in the revision history
One significant user action that does not cause a new version to be generated is saving the content to an edition. However, this is recorded for auditing purposes.
As you can see from the image below, v6 of the banner has been saved to an edition at the time specified. While the current version of the banner remains the same, the modification date has been updated and saving to an edition has been included in the revision history.
See Saving to an edition for more details.
Viewing and restoring previous revisions
One very useful feature of the revision history window is being able to visualize previous versions of the content. So, if we select version 2 of the banner content, the previous background image will be displayed, together with the other fields of the banner as they were saved in that version.
To restore to a previous version of the content, choose the version to restore and click "Restore this version".
In the example shown below, a completely new version of the content is created and populated with all the fields stored in version 2 of the content, including the background image.
Revision history of linked content
For content items that are linked to other items, such as a carousel that contains a list of carousel slides, only changes to the carousel itself will be recorded in its revision history. If the carousel slides are updated, this would not be reflected in the carousel's revision history since the slides are entirely separate content items.
If we have a carousel and choose to delete one of the slides, as shown in the example below, then this will cause a change in the carousel's revision history, since we are changing the list of slides included in the carousel.
As you can see from the carousel's revision history, deleting a carousel slide has created a new version of the carousel.
However, if you were to edit any of the carousel slides and change the image that they show, this does not change the carousel itself, since it is still linked to the same carousel slides even though their content is different.