Can you recover lost content?

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    I just spent half an hour creating a blog entry. I hit the preview button, and the content was blank. Puzzled, I return to the edit window, and all my text, links, and an uploaded photo were missing.

    I still have the hyperlink and it shows “saved as draft” status but there’s nothing there. Is there any way to get it back? And how do I prevent this from happening again?

    The blog I need help with is



    Do not create posts here as the auto-save does not work >!/post/

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

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    If you created that posts using the “Add New” on the main page for here!/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.

    If you’re not seeing the Revisions module while on the editor screen, click Screen Options (top right corner of your Admin page) to activate it. Then select the post and page modules to include them. 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.


    So, all three revisions appear to be empty, and there are no items in my trash, I guess I’m out of luck.

    Did this happen because I clicked “preview” without having done a “save draft”? If so, that seems like a bug, asking for a preview ought to preview what has been entered, so I’d expect that to automatically finalize the draft.

    I’m using Firefox 16.0.2 on Mac OS X 10.8.2.



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


    It was created in All Posts > Add New, but it looks like doing a preview without a save draft may have been the problem.



    I haven’t had this happen to me as I’m a chronic save button user. I type e title and click save. I type a sentence or two and click save and so on.

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