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How to Change Autosave Interval in WordPress

WordPress by default automatically saves a draft every 60 seconds (1 minute). There are reasons why you might want to change this. You could decrease it so not to ever lose anything. But we prefer to increase it so that your browser doesn’t “hang” as much, and this also results in fewer writes to the database.

We built in a few different autosave intervals from which you can choose from:

  • 1 minute (default)
  • 2 minutes
  • 3 minutes
  • 4 minutes
  • 5 minutes

We recommend 5 minutes, and that is what we use on all of our sites.

Change WordPress autosave interval with perfmatters plugin
Change WordPress autosave interval with perfmatters plugin

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