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Recover a lost page before it was published?

  1. I had spent a good while typing a page that I was about to publish - but I clicked 'preview' to see how it was going to come out, and that didn't load and I was returned to the homepage of my blog.

    I did notice that it autosaved every few minutes. Note, that I didn't have the page published, only previewed. It was not an existing page. I checked my Trash and Drafts section of my Dashboard and nothing was there.

    Any ideas?

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

  2. mathninjateacher
    Member

    I'm having a similar issue, only I saved my post as a draft and now I can't find it!

  3. Please be sure you are running one of the browser versions here http://browsehappy.com first.

    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/

  4. Oops! you said page not post.
    Here is the correct link for Page revisions
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/pages/page-revisions/

  5. mathninjateacher
    Member

    I was able to find my disappearing post by going into my browser's history. This may have only been possible because I previewed the post. I then copied and pasted into word just to be sure it wasn't lost again.

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