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Published post reverted back to Friday 20th?

  1. I updated a draft on Friday and it published as scheduled today at lunchtime and had 6 or 7 views shown in stats, but now the changes made on Friday have gone and the article has reverted back to draft and is no longer shown as published on my site? Almost as if WP had to recover from a backup.....?

    The blog I need help with is martindavis01.wordpress.com.

  2. You may be able to recover another post revision that reflects the edits you made.

    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. Hi - thanks for the advice, yes it was created via Add New on my Dashboard. Just checked the revisions and they are all there, so will be able to recover from that.

    The very strange thing is that early afternoon today my blog was showing the new post and it had been correctly publicized, a friend had even retweeted it, and it was showing as published under all posts. The stats even now show it had 7 views. Yet my blog has reverted back to showing the previous post and the post in question has reverted to being draft as of early Friday......... Which makes me think that WP had to do some form of recovery from a backup.

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