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GemPages’ New Features: Auto-save and Version History

GemPages Team
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If you’re building your Shopify store, you've likely faced these difficulties: Right when you are about to publish a page you’ve been working on for quite some time, your power goes out, your browser crashes or your Internet connection is interrupted. All your hard work vanishes. Frustrating, isn't it?

That's why GemPages is excited to announce our new features - Auto-save and Version History, exclusively available on GemPages v7. Auto-save helps you avoid losing your work, while Version History allows greater flexibility by enabling users to restore manually saved versions of a page.

Let’s delve into the details.

What is GemPages’ Auto-save?

Exclusively on GemPages Editor v7, GemPages’ Auto-save is enabled by default and automatically saves your work every 10 seconds after every change. 

The feature ensures your work is securely saved and reduces the risk of losing progress due to unexpected disruptions. It also minimizes manual save actions and allows for a more focused page-building process.  

How to Use GemPages’ Auto-save

The Auto-save feature is activated by default. Users can still manually Save, and only manually saving can create a Version History.

What is GemPages’ Version History?

The Version History feature is conveniently accessed from within the GemPages v7 Editor. With GemPages Version History, users can inspect and restore previously saved or published versions of a page, including the currently active version.

This functionality proves useful in various scenarios:

  • Checking out older versions of the page you're working on.
  • Restoring a version after accidentally making unwanted changes.
  • Recovering a version after the page breaks down unexpectedly.
  • Reusing different versions of a page for various purposes.

Kindly note that each paid plan comes with its own number of versions and the oldest version will be automatically removed once the specific limit is reached. 

  • Free: Not available
  • Build: 50 versions per page
  • Optimize: 100 versions per page
  • Enterprise: 100 versions per page

How to Use Version History?

Here’s a brief overview of how to use GemPages’ Version History. For more detailed guidelines, please refer to this Help Center article

Step 1: Access Version History from GemPages v7 Editor

In the GemPages v7 Editor, locate the "View History" button at the Top Bar.


GemPages View History can be accessed from the Editor

Step 2: Check out Your Page History

Upon clicking "View History," you'll see recorded versions of the page you're working on. Remember that the Auto-save feature will not create a version. Users need to manually click Save or Publish to create versions that the system can track.


Page history can be found on the left sidebar

Step 3: Select a Version & Take Actions 


There are many actions you can take with a page version

Here, there are many actions you can take with your page versions. 

  • Rename: Rename the version.
  • Restore: Replace the current page content with the selected version. This option also appears in the top right corner. 


  • Protect from auto-deletion: When selected, this version will not be automatically deleted when your page reaches the limit number of page versions. The number of protected versions also differs based on your plan:
    • Build: 10 protected versions per page
    • Optimize & Enterprise: 20 protected versions per page
  • Duplicate as new page: Replicate the content of this version on a new page.
  • Delete: This option allows you to remove the version (including both normal and protected ones) to free up the history.

Wrapping Up

GemPages' Auto-save and Version History are exclusive features currently available on GemPages v7. With these features, you’ll no longer have to worry about losing progress on your work and have more control over your editing history. 

If you have any questions or require further clarification, our dedicated support team is here to assist you. Feel free to reach out to us via live chat or email us at

We highly value your continued partnership and eagerly anticipate bringing you an even more enhanced GemPages experience.

FAQs about Auto-save and Version History features

Does GemPages’ Auto-save work without the Internet?
When you're online, GemPages’ auto-save is always on and saves your changes as you work on your page. If at any time you lose your Internet connection, the auto-save feature will stop running.
Does GemPages’ Version History have a storage time limit?
There is no time limitation. It only limits the number of versions for each page. When the limit is reached, older versions will be deleted.
Does Auto-saved and Version History Work with Theme Sections?
Auto-save and Version History do not work with Theme Sections. This means that any changes made while editing a Theme Section will not be saved automatically, and users cannot restore versions of a Theme section. However, pages with a Theme Section are auto-saved and allow users to restore manually saved versions.
What happens to my version history if I downgrade to GemPages’ free plan?
GemPages’ Version History is exclusive to paid users. Downgrading to the free plan results in the deletion of all versions. Unfortunately, upon re-upgrading, those historical versions will also become unavailable.
When customers uninstall the app and then reinstall it, will the version history be kept?
Unfortunately, when customers uninstall GemPages and then reinstall it, all version history will be deleted. Refer to this article on How to use Auto-save and Version History features to enhance your experience.

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