deleting posts

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  • #263212

    buyathread
    Member

    I want to delete some of my early posts and have piecemeal info from checking forum questions so I’d like to be sure of what I’m doing before I hit the delete button.

    When I delete a post via dashboard > manage posts, is a copy kept somewhere on WordPress?

    How can I keep a copy on my computer?

    TIA

    http://buyathread.wordpress.com

    #263312

    wpvstp
    Member

    NO copy is kept anywhere, except maybe in Google’s cache, so even though you delete from your blog, it will still be on the Internet, presumably forever.

    A better suggestion is just to Unpublish them. This will turn them into drafts, and you can keep your post for later re-use.

    #263313

    buyathread
    Member

    Thanks, unpublishing is an excellent idea and I will probably do that. But for my own info, is it possible to back posts up on my computer?

    #263315

    nickmomrik
    Staff

    You can export from Manage->Export in the Dashboard.

    #263323

    wpvstp
    Member

    @mtdewvirus
    That’s correct, but that exports the whole blog, which is a bit overkill if you want to keep one post only.

    #263325

    nickmomrik
    Staff

    @wpvstp
    The latest question was “But for my own info, is it possible to back posts up on my computer?”

    #263328

    buyathread
    Member

    Hmmm. Backing up the whole blog is probably not what I’m going to do, but that is the information that I asked for, so thanks again.

    #263330

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    If you use an offline editor, such as MS LiveWriter, you’ll always have a backup of your post on your computer. Some people also like it because it is easy to insert images in a table.

    But, you wouldn’t be able to back up your comments that way. Only with the full export.

    #263340

    buyathread
    Member

    I never heard of an offline editor but now I will look into it. Thank you, justjennifer and other WordPressers, for being so smart and sharing it. I’m very grateful.

    #263346

    raincoaster
    Member

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