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My drafts do not publish -they just disapper.

  1. My drafts do not post to my blog when I push the "publish" button. They are gone and when I go back to my drafts the initial drafts I "published" that did not show up are no longer among the drafts. The last post showing on my site is Feb 19, however I have published at least 2 since then. I have stopped writing because I don't want the time and effort lost when I "publish" only to have them disappear.

    I am on WP.com (free version) and have been for over 3 years without problems.
    I have tried to publish from Mozilla & IE, and from my tablet on Android -none of them work.
    I have spent hours on the support forums looking for a solution to no avail
    I have cleared my cache & cookies. I've hit a wall and need your support.
    Thank you!
    Michelle Kerr

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

  2. WordPress.com has an autosave feature and 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/

    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/

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