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  1. I've lost a post http://carolinewilde.com/2012/09/11/the-right-to-reproduce/

    It's gone and I didn't delete - have it on e mail, but getting 404 page not found on link. Has it gone forever? Did I offend someone? Please advise! Many thanks

    Caroline
    Blog url: http://menwillpause.wordpress.com/

  2. If were using the "Add New" on the main page for wordpress.com here http://wordpress.com/#!/post/ then the draft is lost and cannot be recovered. That link is only for creating "Asides":

    Aside – These are brief snippets of text that aren’t quite whole blog posts. Useful for quick thoughts and anecdotes http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-formats/

    But if you created the post on your own dashboard there may be a happy ending. http://carolinewilde.com/wp-admin/post-new.php

    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. Is it on your Posts page of the dashboard? Perhaps as a Draft or private.

  4. Thank you lovely people ;)

    I have just re-posted by doing a cut and paste from an e mail and replacing the pics. Weird thing was it was nowhere to be seen on the dashboard or trash.

    I must have done something freaky. The comments on the original post are now appearing on a new one ... Hmm mysterious!

    Thanks again for getting back to me!

    Caroline x

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