Lost content

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  • #860531

    lynnebubbles
    Member

    Four times now I have had issues with saving a draft only to have all my content destroyed and the word count reset to zero. I’m losing valuable work, and time, and there seems to be no way to get the content back. Am I the only one having this issue?

    The blog I need help with is lynnebubbles.wordpress.com.

    #860667

    timethief
    Member

    I think I may be able to help you recover it. Have you tried to locate a post revision? In your Dashboard view, on the upper right corner, under the “[name]” is a tab labeled “Screen Options.” Click it. Here is a list of the screens where the modules can be hidden:
    Posts – Post Tags, Categories, Excerpt, Send Trackbacks, Discussion, Comments, Post Slug, Post Author, Post Revisions
    Page – Page Attributes, Recommendations, Featured Image, Discussion, Comments, Slug, Author, Revisions
    Select those and return to your Dashboard.

    Make sure you select Select Post Revisions and Page Revisions those and return to your Dashboard. Then close the tab.

    On your Dashboard click on either “Pages” or “Posts” depending on what type of document are you are trying to restore. More here > Recovering a lost post or page

    #860696

    lynnebubbles
    Member

    Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately, the problem comes in when I hit “Save Draft.” Instead of saving, it just seems to delete everything, so more often than not, there’s no old copy to restore.

    #860698

    timethief
    Member

    I’m so sorry this happened to you. Did you know that if you use an offline blog editor to create yourt posts in and opublish fron it to your blog that you will have a backup of every posts and page on your own computer?

    Also do your mind me asking what your operating system is and which browser and version of it you are using?

    #860699

    justpi
    Member

    No you’re not the only one: the issue keeps being reported ever since the latest major updates. Better avoid drafts altogether: when creating a new post, write a couple of words or lines, set the visibility to private, publish the post, continue editing and updating, turn to public when finished.

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