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Page deleted when I updated

  1. When I hit the update button for my page, WordPress uploaded a blank page and clean slated the entire page. Now after nearly an hour of work I have nothing, and I have no way of getting all that data back since WordPress doesn't even seem to keep a changelog or history of any kind...
    Support for this would be greatly appreciated.

    The blog I need help with is hiru21.wordpress.com.

  2. 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/

  3. I created a page, not a post through the pages menu.

  4. I'll try to look through the trash menu real quick.

  5. Yeah, I have no trash at all (it's empty).

  6. Okay the process for Page recovery is the same. Only the links are different.

    You may be able to recover an earlier Page revision. Go to Pages > All Pages, hover over the title of the post, click Edit and check the Page Revisions module for previous saved versions of the post. http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/page-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 Pages > Pages and locate the page and recover it from page revisions.

    If you cannot locate the page and restoring a page 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

  7. Yeah, I have no trash at all (it's empty).

    Are you positive? I'm asking because there are separate files for posts, pages and uploads.

  8. Ok, cool. Thanks. I was able to find a revision for the page. It's only about half of what I had but still better than nothing. Thanks a bunch!

  9. Yeah, I looked through all the pages and the trash was empty for everything.

  10. Hooray!

    I'm so sorry this happened to you. You may want to use an offline blog editor in the future as then everything you create will be backed-up automatically on your own computer. http://en.support.wordpress.com/xml-rpc/

  11. Ok, thanks for the advice! I will check it out :)

  12. It's the safe bet when it comes to publishing and not losing anything. Best wishes with your blogging.

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