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How do I recover my lost blog?

  1. I clicked on Save and my blog disappeared. How do I get it back? The title is there, the tags are there. The words are not.

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

  2. You may be able to recover a 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:
    Create your posts on the dashboard of your own blog
    Dashboard > Posts > All Posts > Add New

    Or use an offline blog editor so you always have backups on your own computer http://en.support.wordpress.com/xml-rpc/

  3. Thanks, I did find post revisions... the last version I saved wasn't there but a previous one gave me about 80% back. I had posted as you advised but in future will write off line.

  4. I'm sorry this happened to you. Writing offline first is the way to go.

  5. Staff say they are working on a fix, but alas in the meantime you have plenty of company http://en.forums.wordpress.com/tags/missing-post

  6. thanks, I thought I was going crazy :) I was able to recover about 80% of it in previous revisions but the last revision was not the last version I saved

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