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All My Drafts Are Missing

  1. benjamindavidsteele
    Member

    I have made many drafts since starting my WordPress blog. I was working on a particular draft this past week. I was going to finish it. So, I went to my Dashboard and in the Drafts section it says "There are no drafts at the moment".

    I had dozens of drafts that have just disappeared representing massive amounts of work. I've never had this problem before.

    Why did they disappear? Where are they? Can I get them back? If so, how? Are other people having this problem?

    This is very frustrating. I have a week off from work. My plan was to spend the week working on some of my drafts, but now I can't. And if they are permanently gone, I'm going to be very angry. This would be like finding all your emails gone. Is WordPress not a reliable site? Can I or can I not trust my work to be safe on this site?

    The blog I need help with is benjamindavidsteele.wordpress.com.

  2. benjamindavidsteele
    Member

    Never mind. After repeated attempts to find my drafts this afternoon, the moment I posted the above query my drafts have now shown back up on my Dashboard.

    I guess that answers my question. Yes this site is reliable. LOL

    My faith in WordPress is restored. Still, I think I need to back up my drafts.

    I'm curious about a related issue. I have my blog posts backed up on my computer. When I export my blog as a file does it include the drafts? If not, is there an easy way to export all my drafts as a single file?

  3. I have my blog posts backed up on my computer. When I export my blog as a file does it include the drafts? If not, is there an easy way to export all my drafts as a single file?

    Yes, drafts are include in export files. See here please > http://en.support.wordpress.com/export/

  4. benjamindavidsteele
    Member

    Thanks, timethief! It's good to know that drafts are included. So, I guess my drafts are safely backed up. I feel comforted in knowing that. :)

  5. Not to worry wordpress.com has redundant servers. :)
    Also note these:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-revisions/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/page-revisions/

  6. benjamindavidsteele
    Member

    Redundant servers is a very good idea. It's ironic that I made the comparison to losing all of one's emails. I just now came across the report that Google accidentally eliminated a 150,000 accounts with all their emails.

    http://money.cnn.com/2011/02/28/technology/gmail_outage/

    I hope Google is able to retrieve those accounts. That sucks for those people. :(

    One should back up all of one's personal info and documents. But I'm sure most people don't.

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