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This one’s called WP Rollback and I talked about this on the WordPress Weekly show that I do with Jeff Chandler. They subsequently went out and wrote a nice little post about it as well. WP Rollback lets you quickly and easily rolls back any theme or any plugin from to any previous or newer version. It works just like the plugin updater, except now you can select to roll backwards, instead of forward to a specific version.

I don’t recommend that people do this as a habit. Don’t just go, “Hey, let’s try out 2.6 when we’re already on 5.1 and see what happens!”

This is meant for a couple of different reasons. If the site goes dead, if you lose a little bit of functionality on something, if something suddenly doesn’t work, if you update a plugin and all of a sudden, you get a white screen of death, or something like that, this is good to pinpoint exactly what the problem is. And then if you find that something doesn’t work in the newer version and you roll back and it works in the old version, go tell the developer about it. Otherwise, people just get pissed and they stop using the plugin. So this is kind of a virtual time machine that you get to use with your WordPress plugins and your WordPress themes. But again, I stress use it with caution. This is very powerful, and with great power comes great responsibility, so I rated this one a perfect 10.

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Rating: 10/10