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Lost writing

  1. I was reviewing a draft this morning, when the editing box froze. I could not insert or change anything. I could go to another site. I could even save the draft, which I did several times. However, in the midst of reediting it froze again and then "poof" my perfect paragraph was gone! Is there anyway to retrieve these lost words? Why did this happen to begin with? It did not seem to be IE or the ISP's fault, because I could still move around. I just could not edit or find the words I had lost. Is there a way to go back to previous saves for that particular post?...Thank you in advance for your help.

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

  2. You may be able to recover an earlier Post Revision. http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-revisions/ 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.

    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 by using the instructions I provided 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

  3. Advice:
    When you start a new post or page, add the title, set it to private and then publish it. When you are done, set it back to publish and update it. Another option 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

  4. Oh bless you both! Thank you, thank you, thank you! The revisions worked perfectly. Happy as can be now!!! :-)

  5. Hooray! I'm so happy you were able to recover it. :)

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