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Can you retrieve unsaved entries from a new post rather than just an edited one?

  1. I accidentally hit a button while in the middle of writing a new post that I had just spent about an hour writing. My browser went back a page, and now I fear I've lost all that information and wasted all that time. I can't recreate that writing; it was far too long. It says in your FAQ section that WordPress autosaves automatically every 2 minutes. If that's true, then how come I can't find the post I was working on? Please help, I'm desperate! Thank you for your time.
    Blog url: http://dchaddock.wordpress.com/

  2. There's an issue with creating posts on the front page of WordPress.com and editing posts that were created there that will not be fixed until the next upgrade. Do not create posts here > http://wordpress.com/#!/post/

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

    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 then you will not be able to recover it. http://en.support.wordpress.com/trash/#restoring-from-trash

    Advice:
    1. Create posts and pages ONLY on your own blog's dashboard.

    2. When you start a new post, add the title, set it to private and then publish it. When you are done with the post edit it to update it and set it back to publish.

    3. The other choice is to get and use an offline blog client such as Windows Live Writer (Windows) or Ecto (Mac) and then everything is saved on your computer and when you are done with the post, you actually publish it directly from the blog client software. See here for offline blog editors so you don't have to go through this again http://en.support.wordpress.com/xml-rpc

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