How do you recover posts?
If were using the “Add New” on the main page for wordpress.com here http://wordpress.com/#!/post/ then the may be draft is lost and may not be recoverable.
If you created the post in your own dashbaord here > http://pharmaceuticalintelligence.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php/ 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) 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
1.Create posts and pages on your own blog’s dashboard.
2. When you start a new post, add the title, set it to private and then publish it. When you are done with the post edit it to update it and set it back to publish.
3. 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. See here for offline blog editors so you don’t have to go through this again http://en.support.wordpress.com/xml-rpc
Thanks I was able to recover a post from my trash and it recovered. Now do I have to hit the Reblog button up top? There are now two posts: one an empty link to the old one and the real one I want. However I had tried to put the useless post in the trash and that is where I got in trouble. Any suggestions?
Thanks I was able to recover a post from my trash and it recovered.
Now do I have to hit the Reblog button up top?
Nope, that’s for making a new post about the post that you’re viewing. This help page probably explains it better:
However I had tried to put the useless post in the trash and that is where I got in trouble. Any suggestions?
Deleting the empty link one should work. Is it possible you just deleted the wrong one by mistake before?
I heard someone else had problems when he edited his post, reposted (I guess hit the post or press button) and he got duplicate posts. I hear in Mozilla you can mouse over the post to get the unique ID. So far it seems the post is OK. I just don’t want to goof things up again.
I heard someone else had problems when he edited his post, reposted (I guess hit the post or press button) and he got duplicate posts
There was recently a problem where duplicate drafts were getting created when using http://wordpress.com/#!/post/ but that has been fixed.
Thanks for reporting back with an update! :)
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