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How does the trash folder work?

  1. I inadvertently hit a button and most of the blog I was working on vanished and it's not in the trash. Where is it? Can I retrieve it?
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  2. Hi there,
    You have separate trash folders for posts, pages, comments, and uploads. See >

  3. If were using the "Add New" on the main page for here!/post/ then the draft is lost and cannot be recovered. That link is only for creating "Asides":
    Aside – These are brief snippets of text that aren’t quite whole blog posts. Useful for quick thoughts and anecdotes

    But if you created the post on your own dashboard there may be a happy ending.

    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.

    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. 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

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