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How do i recover lost work?

  1. Ok guys, if anyone can help with this issue i would be most grateful, as in total i would say i have just lost over 10,000 words. I have been travelling for the past 60 days now and up until now, i have been able to resolve these minor issue, but recently i have lost all the work i put into 5 posts, i have read online things to do, e.g revisions and the like but it's not worked.

    I type up my blogs using my iphone 5 and when i am not able to use the internet i save my work as drafts, i was on a train recently and type up two days. when i was done, i looked back to make sure they had saved as blogs posts but when i got to the hotel later that day which had wifi, all i had were five sentences, as opposed to the 1800 i had typed for each one. Please help as this has really made me not want to use wordpress any more. I have recently looked over more work which i had created ready to check and publish but the same thing has happened with them, either that or it's saved ony half of what i had typed up

    The blog I need help with is bnorris88.wordpress.com.

  2. 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

    Did you create your post on the dashboard of your own blog?
    Dashboard > Posts > All Posts > Add New

    Or did you create your post on the front page of WordPress.com?
    http://wordpress.com/#!/post/

  3. Thanks guys for all your help, I will just have to accept defeat I believe, as I wrote the blogs using the WordPress app. Sadly there are no revisions for certain posts, even though it said they saved as drafts when I checked back after completing them. Two days later and it's either saved half of what I wrote, or only 5 sentences. It doesn't matter now that I've calmed down about it. As suggested, I think I will use a document app to ensure this issue doesn't continue.
    Thanks again.
    Ben

  4. As raincoaster mentioned in the other thread (now closed), either use an offline editor or notepad. Don't use a "document" app like Word because if you copy/paste from it into your WordPress.com Editor it has been known to add all kinds of junk code which can break your site. Here's a link to other available offline editors http://en.support.wordpress.com/xml-rpc/

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