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Post vanished when I tried to publish it. Hacked? How can I retrieve post?

  1. monikaelisaschurr
    Member

    I wrote a long post and it vanished when I wanted to publish it i.e. the text and images vanished. I looked up revisions, and they all showed "zero" letters. When I clicked on "compare revisions" (or so) there was an eerie text like "The matrix got you. This is the white rabbit. This won't happen again." I didn't understand, I' m German. What happened? Is my account hacked? How can I restore this very important post I have no copy of?
    This is the permalink of the now gone post: http://monikaelisaschurr.wordpress.com/2012/10/19/abstecher-zu-gunter-grass/
    The post was a draft which I saved many times in order to prevent a loss. Now everything is gone. It's really important. Can you help?

    Thanks a lot

    Mo from Cologne
    Blog url: http://monikaelisaschurr.wordpress.com/

  2. if you created that post using the "Add New" on the main page for wordpress.com here http://wordpress.com/#!/post/ then what you describe can happen and worse still the draft posts may be lost and may not be recoverable.

    If you created the post in your dashboard here http://monikaelisaschurr.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php/ then 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

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