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My draft disappeared

  1. I used the short "new post" tab to write a post, then when I tried to preview it, nothing happened, but the "saving post" icon acted as if the draft had been saved. When I went to edit the draft all the content was gone, but there were several revision times listed. All of the revisions are blank as well.
    I also keep getting a 403 error message saying I don't have authority to access my own dashboard. What the heck is going on???

    The blog I need help with is sassypear.com.

  2. a 403 error message saying I don't have authority to access my own dashboard. What the heck is going on???

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  3. re: disappearing draft

    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/

  4. I have the revision module, but all of the revisions are blank. I posted from the front page of of WordPress.com.

  5. I'm sorry this happened to you.

  6. Hi there @thesassypear,

    I have another user with a similar problem, so I'm going to append this thread to the request I put out already. I hope to have you an answer shortly!

    First, can you confirm the browser and browser version you're using?

    Cheers,

  7. I have another user with a similar problem

    There have been many and I tagged them with > http://en.forums.wordpress.com/tags/recovering-a-lost-post-or-page

  8. I'm using Google Chrome Version 23.0.1271.95 m

  9. Thanks @TT - I did miss that announcement!

    That should take care of it, but I'll stick around and see if anyone is having issues after the update.

  10. You're welcome.

  11. To circle back around to these users: a fix has been deployed (yesterday), so this shouldn't affect users anymore going forward - regardless of where they post.

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