I typed a draft for hours and, after finishing, proceeded to save it. But for some reason I was prompted to log in again. Once I logged in everything I typed was gone. Is there any way to retrieve my draft?
Blog url: http://lefthandedsnake.wordpress.com/
The blog I need help with is lefthandedsnake.wordpress.com.
I hope you were not using the “Add New” on the main page for wordpress.com here http://wordpress.com/#!/post/ because if you were then the draft is lost and cannot be recovered.
If you created the post uon your onw dashboard at http://lefthandedsnake.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php you may be able to recover it.
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
When you start a new post, add the title, set it to private and then publish it. When you are done with the post, set it back to publish and update it as justpi has said. 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
No I wasn’t, I was typing it in the admin page where you edit posts wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php?post_type=post. Please help me I’m losing my sanity!
Oh, and thank you for the quick response by the way.
oops! edit: If you created the post on your own dashboard …
We were typing at the same time. Please see the instructions I posted above and good luck. :)
Thank you for the response. But I’m afraid I could not find my draft anymore. Lesson learned!
I’m nevertheless really grateful for the help! Thank you!
I’m so sorry you were not able to recover your draft. :(
I’m very sorry about it too. But oh well. What is life, but the sheer effort to build up, regardless of whether what we build stands or crumbles before us? For is not living in the trying?
And I can type it again, haha, but it will never be the same, and it will take hours, ugh.
Again thank you so much for the response!
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