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Recovering lost post

  1. Recovering lost posts
    When I logged into my wordpress account recently, I noticed that one of my posts that I uploaded in January had disappeared from my post feed.

    I checked my Posts in my Dashboard and I noticed that I had a new "draft" that was untitled. I looked at the draft and it turned out to be my missing blog post, however 80% of the text and all of the photographs from this post were gone.

    At first I thought I was going crazy, however I noticed that there were four user comments attached to the draft, which indicated that people had read my post when it was online.

    I am certain I did not touch this post. And even if I did, there is no way that I deleted the title and most of the material.

    Since discovering this first disappearing post, I have noticed that this has happened to ANOTHER one of my posts. This is quite upsetting as I (as all of us bloggers) put a lot of effort into my posts and it is frightening to think they can just disappear for no reason.

    I have not backed my posts up anywhere else (although I might start doing this now).

    My question:

    IS THERE ANY WAY OF RETRIEVING THESE POSTS?

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

  2. thistimethisspace
    Member

    You may be able to recover a 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/

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