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  1. I just spent half an hour creating a blog entry. I hit the preview button, and the content was blank. Puzzled, I return to the edit window, and all my text, links, and an uploaded photo were missing.

    I still have the hyperlink and it shows "saved as draft" status but there's nothing there. Is there any way to get it back? And how do I prevent this from happening again?

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

  2. Do not create posts here as the auto-save does not work > http://wordpress.com/#!/post/

    Instead I recommend that you ONLY create posts here > Dashboard > Posts > All Posts > Add New

    If you are not running one of the browsers and versions listed at http://browsehappy.com/ please try upgrading or switching first.

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    If you are, please do these four things:

    1. Try clearing your browser’s cache http://www.google.com/support/accounts/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=32050

    2. Make sure that you have third-party cookies enabled http://en.support.wordpress.com/third-party-cookies/

    3. Try with all browser extensions or add-ons temporarily disabled.

    4. Try enabling HTTPS: http://en.support.wordpress.com/https/

    If you created that posts using the "Add New" on the main page for wordpress.com here http://wordpress.com/#!/post/ then what you describe can happen and worse still the draft posts may be lost and may not be recoverable.

    If you created the post in your dashboard here > Dashboard > Posts > All Posts > Add New then you may be able to recover an earlier post revision.

    Go to Posts > All Posts, hover over the title of the post, click Edit and check the Post Revisions module for previous saved versions of the post. http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-revisions/

    If you're not seeing the Revisions module while on the editor screen, click Screen Options (top right corner of your Admin page) http://en.support.wordpress.com/screen-options/ to activate it. Then select the post and page modules to include them. http://en.support.wordpress.com/modules/#list-of-modules Then you ought to be able to go here > Dashboard > All Posts > Posts and locate the post and recover it from post revisions.

    If you cannot locate the post for locating and restoring a post revision, and it's not in your Trash folder http://en.support.wordpress.com/trash/ then you will not be able to recover it. http://en.support.wordpress.com/trash/#restoring-from-trash

  3. So, all three revisions appear to be empty, and there are no items in my trash, I guess I'm out of luck.

    Did this happen because I clicked "preview" without having done a "save draft"? If so, that seems like a bug, asking for a preview ought to preview what has been entered, so I'd expect that to automatically finalize the draft.

    I'm using Firefox 16.0.2 on Mac OS X 10.8.2.

  4. I recommend that you ONLY create posts here > Dashboard > Posts > All Posts > Add New

  5. It was created in All Posts > Add New, but it looks like doing a preview without a save draft may have been the problem.

  6. I haven't had this happen to me as I'm a chronic save button user. I type e title and click save. I type a sentence or two and click save and so on.

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