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  1. SEVERAL HOURS' TYPING JUST "EVAPORATED" INTO THIN AIR - SOME OF IT REMAINED. IS IT LURKING SOMEWHERE THAT I CAN FIND IT? HOW CAN I PREVENT THIS HAPPENING AGAIN? (i CAN'T ACCESS MY TRASH, AS SUGGESTIONS IN SUPPORT SECTION DON'T WORK. (Zingcreed using google chrome)

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

  2. Hello there,
    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/

  3. Thanks, member Timethief for such a PROMPT reply and in such meticulous detail too! I'm sure I'll be able to solve the problem now using your suggestions; if not I'll return with more queries later. 'Bye for now.

  4. Hi Timethief, I've got bogged down 50 mins into following your suggestions. My screen doesn't match your description of what should be there,(it's a page that disappeared by the way, not a post) e.g.(1) when I pull down Screen Options I see no post or page modules, only Page Attributes which is ticked; no Page Revision tick box, no Post or Page modules; (2) the link for Trash, (in case I inadvertently sent my work there when I clicked Upload last night) says "You will see a list of linked statuses at top of page. Click trash link to access all files in Trash folder." No, sorry, I don't see anything like that.
    I have a dozen other problems but I'll enter them in another box so someone else can comment - I don't want to overload you with this boring beginners' crap. Thanks, "Mr Zing".

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