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  • #883422

    Hi
    I have no idea when it vanished, but one of my posts is missing. I was searching for a quote from a comment, and discovered that the post has gone awol.

    here’s the link from the initial post: http://playamart.wordpress.com/2012/03/12/birding-around/#more-979

    thanks, i hope you can help, and help me find out why this happened and how to keep it from happening again!

    Lisa/Z in ecuador

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

    #883516

    raincoaster
    Member

    You have the Recent Posts widget, but you also need the Archives widget so people can find, say, what you posted in March. That particular post is still going to give me a 404, but at least I could see the one before that and the one after.

    Is the post still visible on your Dashboard under Posts? If so, is it set to Private or Draft?

    #883520

    hey
    thanks for the prompt reply! (I love wordpress!)

    i could not find it in the queu of posts, and it does not show up in search. i am pulling up the forum post now.

    gracias!
    z

    #883544

    I did a search on my inbox and am reopening new posts alerts.. this one is missing as well!
    http://playamart.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/flooding-continues/
    fhis is strange!
    z

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    #883557

    raincoaster
    Member

    Is it not on your Dashboard under Posts? If not, where are you getting those URLs from?

    #883562

    i have them in the inbox when the post is sent to subscribers.. it come to my inbox, so i have a record of the sent posts. if there’s an email address for you, i’ll forward those posts to you.

    no, there are not listed anywhere in the dashboard – as if they never existed.

    thanks,
    z

    #883563

    raincoaster
    Member

    That’s interesting. We’ve seen a couple of rare cases where people had add-ons that went back and stripped out posts. Have you recently installed any browser add-ons that, say, “correct bad code” etc? If so I suggest you disable them.

    Can you look under Users and confirm you’re the only person with admin access? Also, change your password AND your email password.

    #883566

    justpi
    Member

    Also, go to Posts > All Posts and click Trash to see if the posts are there.

    #883568

    si, it is really strange. i haven’t added anything.. only wirting posts.. tonight i opened a new blog for a museum opening, and i thought, ‘wow.. i’ve almost forgotten how to do this!’ it’s been a long time since i’ve done anything under the dashboard settings except to write posts.

    i will change passwords now.. gracias, and let me know if i can forward a notice that shows part of the original post. wow, the quinoa-spinach-tabouli one was pretty – and popular!

    i’m about to go to sleep! thanks so much.
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    #883573

    macmanx
    Staff

    Several posts were deleted by your account 14 hours ago. If you did not do this, I recommend changing your WordPress.com and email passwords ASAP.

    Since this did not occur all that long ago, there may be a possibility that we could restore a backup (if available) prior to the lost posts. I can’t make any promises, and you will lose everything (good and bad) that has happened since then.

    Would you like me to see if this is a possibility for you?

    #883576

    hey
    there was nothing in trash.. there was no ‘trash’ icon, so i trashed a draft, and it immediately showed up on the post options… it did surprise me that the ‘delete’ function does not ask if you’re sure you want to do that. i doubt if i would have accidentally deleted several posts, seems that all three were in a row…

    i checked ‘users’ and nothing new is there.

    i just received your other note.. moving sideways to change password and back again.. yes, if you can restore,please do!
    z

    #883577

    i’ve not written a post since may 1st, so all should be fine aside from the new blog i just started for the art exhibition.. it won’t be hard to re do that one. i needed the address for printing announcements tomorrow. http://zeebramolas.wordpress.com
    z

    #883578

    macmanx
    Staff

    When a post is deleted, it’s moved to the Trash. Then, it can either be permanently deleted from the Trash, or a user can hit the Empty Trash button.

    In this case, the posts were trashed and then deleted permanently.

    I have put in a request to restore any available backups. At this point, please don’t do anything else on the blog until we have verified that a backup (if available) has been restored.

    #883580

    Thank you mac! i have changed the passwords at both plac; are you in Greece,as there have been 21 views from Greece this morning! z

    #883583

    macmanx
    Staff

    No, I’m in California USA, but I’m sure someone in Greece likes your blog. :)

    We’ll let you know the status on the possible restore as soon as we know.

    Most everyone that can do this is asleep right now, so I don’t think this will be happening relatively soon. Since you mentioned heading off to sleep yourself soon, I recommend going for that, and you might have a pleasant surprise here in the morning.

    #883584

    14 hours ago i was in a small hostal in a small town. they had about 8 guests.. wow! so through their wi-fi, this happened? again, thanks for your help! there’s a future post about this coming up! Z

    #883585

    macmanx
    Staff

    If you were using a hospital computer and forgot to log out, that is highly possible.

    Also, if you weren’t using HTTPS, there is a slim possibility that someone may have essentially hijacked your connection.

    Go to Users -> Personal Settings in your blog’s Dashboard and make sure that “Always use HTTPS when visiting administration pages” is checked.

    #883586

    muchas gracias1 i’ll hit the day running and will be back in ttansit on my way home.. it will probably be tomorrow night before i check to see what miracles santa did or did not do!
    thanks so much for your help!
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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