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Why is there no "save draft" option on the quick-compose screen?

  1. Help! Just composed a new post on the 'front page' (not the full editor, but the shorthand screen -- https://wordpress.com/#!/post/). Spent two hours on it, then realized there was no option for scheduling it for the future. There is no "Save Draft" button on this screen -- only "Publish" -- so I tried to go to my drafts folder, where I assumed it was autosaved. It's not there, and when I clicked "back" the text was gone. THIS IS A HORRIBLE DESIGN FLAW!!! If you're going to provide several ways for people to add a post, they should all have the same basic functionality. I find it confusing that I have to go through my dashboard to use the proper editor, yet when I simply type in my blog URL this little mini-editor comes up that turns out to be basically useless. SO FRUSTRATED!!!!
    Blog url: http://mjpullen.wordpress.com/

  2. There's an issue with creating posts on the front page of WordPress.com and editing posts that were created there that will not be fixed until the next upgrade. Do not create posts here > http://wordpress.com/#!/post/

    Instead I recommend that you ONLY create posts here > Dashboard > Posts > All Posts > Add New

    If you created that posts 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 > Dashboard > Posts > All Posts > Add New 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 then you will not be able to recover it. http://en.support.wordpress.com/trash/#restoring-from-trash

  3. Well, that's unfortunate!

    Seems like there would be a way to disable the front page module if it doesn't work...

    I ended up rewriting the post, and I'll only use the dashboard from now on.

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