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How do I recover lost content that was published but deleted in an update

  1. I published a post on my "Being Deployed" page. I later went back and tried to add some photos and when I hit publish it deleted everything except the title. I tried to pull an older version from "autosave" but it was blank as well. I could only find a draft from 26 September that was half completed. The name of the post was "Life on Camp Lemonnier." If you can help recover the info I would appreciate it. I also tried to publish the half completed text and add pictures and the same thing happened. Not sure if it is user error or what.
    Blog url: http://hambrightdeployed.wordpress.com/

  2. If you created that post using the "Add New" on the main page for wordpress.com here http://wordpress.com/#!/post/ then it may be lost and may not be recoverable.

    If you created the post in your dashboard here http://jthambright.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php/ 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

    Advice:
    1.Create posts and pages 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

  3. I published a post on my "Being Deployed" page.

    Pages and Posts are not the same. http://en.support.wordpress.com/post-vs-page/ Pages http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/ are static and are for content that rarely changes. They sit outside of the blog structure and you cannot post to multiple pages in any blog. There is only one main page for posts http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/ in a blog and all posts will display on the main blog page. There is no way to exclude posts from the main posts (blog) page. The front page of the blog by default will display your posts (not pages) in reverse chronological order, with the most recently published post on top.

    The most common misunderstanding is bloggers creating static Pages that do not automatically update and thinking that they will when they cannot and will not. Only dynamic pages (Archives, Categories, Tags) created by the software will automatically update. We organize our blogs by assigning Categories and/or Tags to Posts (not pages).

    1. Delete any static pages you created to function as "subjects" or "topics" pages.

    2. Assign Categories and/or Tags to your Posts (not pages).
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/categories/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/tags/

    3. Create a custom menu
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/

    4. Add the dynamic Categories and/or Tags pages into your custom menu as menu items.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-category-pages
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/menus/#adding-tag-post-format-pages

    Here’s a link to a custom menu walkthrough > http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/08/11/wordpress-com-custom-menu-walk-through/

    There are many common errors, misunderstanding and misconceptions when creating custom menus and you can read about them here > http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2011/12/19/custom-menus/

  4. Fixed... I forgot I had posted from my tablet and it was saved in the app. Great tips to avoid future uh ohs though. Thanks.

  5. Yay! You resolved this. You're welcome and best wishes with your blog.

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