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text disappeared; retrieval of text

  1. I just spent an hour writing a blog; I went to insert a picture, and my text disappeared. Is there any way I can retrieve it? Restore it?
    Blog url: http://saratbaker.wordpress.com/

  2. You may be able to recover an earlier Post Revision. http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-revisions/ 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. 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.

    Advice:
    When you start a new post, add the title, set it to private and then publish it. When you are done with the post, set it back to publish and update it. The problem with posts disappearing when saved as a draft has been around for a while, but only seems to hit a small number of people randomly.

    The other choice is to get and use an offline blog client such as Windows Live Writer (Windows) or Ecto (Mac) and then everything is saved on your computer and when you are done with the post, you actually publish it directly from the blog client software.

  3. I can not find it. I will follow your advice and no longer write directly on the internet. This is really disappointing.

  4. Are you sure it's not in your Trash folder? http://en.support.wordpress.com/trash/#restoring-from-trash

  5. Nope, not there either.

  6. RATS! I'm so sorry this happened to you. :( Use an offline blog editor. Then you will have a backup copy on your own computer of posts and pages you create and publish from it to your blog.

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