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I updated a post and instead deleted everything. Can I recover the old post?

  1. Good morning,

    After posting 21 pictures with text all night for a travel assignment, I realized I needed to add another. When I did, the updated post only includes the updated picture and the rest is gone. I can't find the old post or any draft of it. Is there any way to recover this? And also, how can I prevent this from happening again?

    Thanks,

    Tom

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

  2. There is an issue with wordpress for some users. To keep this from happening again , put in the title for the post, set it as private and then publish it. Then continue and finish the post and when you are ready to have it go live, set it back to public and click "update."

    You can try this to recover an earlier draft. In your Dashboard view, on the upper right corner, under the “[name]” is a tab labeled “Screen Options.” http://en.support.wordpress.com/screen-options/ Click it. Here is a list o f the screens where the modules can be hidden:
    Posts – Post Tags, Categories, Excerpt, Send Trackbacks, Discussion, Comments, Post Slug, Post Author, Post Revisions
    Page – Page Attributes, Recommendations, Featured Image, Discussion, Comments, Slug, Author, Revisions
    Select those and return to your Dashboard.

    Make sure you select Select Post Revisions and Page Revisions those and return to your Dashboard. Then close the tab.

    On the left toolbar, click on either “Pages” or “Posts” depending on what type of document are you are trying to restore.

    You can look the last autosave for Posts » Post Revisions > http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-revisions/
    You can look in the last autosave for Pages » Page Revisions > http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/page-revisions/

  3. I would just like to intercept this thread to say "thank you Timethief" for your great help. This just happened to me this morning and as I could not see my Auto-saves I came here to the Forums to search for a solution. I followed all of your steps and fortunately I recovered a draft post that I will now continue to work on as a Private (published) post and will then revert it to Public and will Publish it when I am ready! Thanks again.

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