Ability to undo or discard changes for CMS editors

Clients often make mistakes when editing their website and the fact that they have to go back and completely redo what was there before seems unnecessary. I'm surprised this wasn't already on the wish list.

  • Jen Armstrong
  • Jan 21 2017
CMS / Editor
  • Emily Miles commented
    7 Nov 07:37pm

    Wild to me that this doesn't exist yet! My clients are confused and so am I. As far as I'm concerned, the editor is useless without this feature. I also feel like Webflow should be more transparent about this in editor guides; there should be a legitimate warning!

  • Carl Labanz commented
    8 Oct 06:28pm

    This is such basic functionality that I didn't even look for it until I was showing someone the editor and made a mistake. "Okay, we can just undo that..." oh! but little did I know.

    I was super embarrassed.

  • Andi Odermatt commented
    22 Sep 11:03am

    It's 2022 so it's been about 5 years, and this feature still isn't available.
    I just don't understand this.
    I need to move Clients over from Webflow to WordPress just because of this feature alone and I really do not want to do so. It's a downside to using Webflow if you create a Website for clients, this should be a no-brainer.

    Can someone explain why Webflow might not want to address this or even answer us? Am I missing something? Maybe it's technologically not possible?

  • Mandy Hopp commented
    29 Aug 09:00pm

    ... very confused by this lack of a feature and so are my clients.

  • Crystal Lewis commented
    15 Aug 01:14pm

    WEBFLOW PLEASE FIX. IT UNDO BUTTON!

  • Jack Randall commented
    7 Aug 04:45pm

    I agree with Josh below, I had a client asking about this today. It does look Webflow look unprofessional.


    They can remove an image by accident, not have the old one on their computer and now they're stuck without image and can't publish changes until I can fix it for them on my end.


    Editor would greatly benefit from undo/redo button.

  • Denis Mokin commented
    4 Aug 02:45pm

    Omg peaple we need this!

  • Josh Attwood commented
    2 Aug 04:56am

    Any update with this? Quite important and makes Webflow look unprofessional to clients!

  • Moon Blanc commented
    1 Aug 11:44am

    The faces and comments from custommers that are faced with the fact that ther is no Undo or Discard for changes that they have done and CAN SEE IN THE LIST is making me angry at Webflow... Why making a list when we cannot to anything bout that. Any updates?

  • Alexandra MacIsaac commented
    28 Apr 04:51pm

    Until this feature is implemented, I cannot recommend Webflow to my clients. I am considering leaving altogether.

  • Clark AG commented
    30 Mar 08:48pm

    This is a feature that should have been added BEFORE Webflow was ever made available for purchase. Not a nice-to-have but a must-have-to-function, as many other users have commented.

  • Monica Sigüenza commented
    21 Mar 05:33pm

    An absolute NEEEEED, not a want

  • Iskandar Bwefar commented
    18 Feb 08:12am

    I never really had to use the editor until recently, but it's completely unworkable without a waay to simply undo changes. Someone should be able to remove changes from the "Changes to be published" list. And there should absolutely be a way to simply clear all unpublished changes.

  • Tyler Griffin commented
    26 Jan 10:24pm

    THIS NEEDS TO BE FIXED ASAP

  • Robert Jones commented
    7 Jan 03:51pm

    Adding my frustration to the bucket. At minimum, at least allow the changes to be discarded/unsaved when closing out. Even when I clear cookies it doesn't revert. The fact that a client-facing editor is this inflexible is bewildering. It's like navigating a mind field. I've had to go back and fix so many client changes that the editor causes more trouble than it's worth.

  • CFY Engineering commented
    17 Dec, 2021 03:00pm

    The whole changes and publishing system in Webflow is just so backwards. You don't know what you have changed, if anyone publishes ALL changes get published. The undo history gets deleted every time you change page. No way to get back to a previous version of a page (like in Wordpress). It's the main reason we are not using Webflow for anything serious in our enterprise. Too easy to make a mistake that is hard to recover.

  • Lucy King commented
    22 Nov, 2021 11:26am

    I would really love to see this, feels like a crazy thing not to have - I was eagerly checking the list of new features announced at no-code conf hoping this would be on it but no :( I'd also really love to just hear from someone at Webflow on this issue? It's frustrating not knowing anything about it.

  • Marloes commented
    21 Nov, 2021 02:46pm

    Indeed this option for the client in Editor to be able to delete an unpublished change should be made possible very soon. It is highly irritating that this is not possible. And also....as administrator I am looking for the option to undo my clients unpublished edits, and also that is hard to find (didn't find it yet)

    super annoying

  • Jen Armstrong commented
    3 Nov, 2021 04:28pm

    Came back to check on this almost 5 years later. Still have clients frustrated with the lack of being able to cancel publishing their own edits. Would have really hoped this would have been addressed by now.

  • Carlos Tur commented
    30 Oct, 2021 10:15am

    I hope they will add this essential feature soon.

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