My post just dissapeard

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  • #458417

    I published a post a few days ago without any problem. Today I added a new post. I wanted to add it to a sub page but mistakenly added it to my home page. In order to move it to the sub page, I copied the HTML out of the original post, created a new post on the sub page, and trashed the old post from the home page. When I moved the old post to the trash, the last post I was working on disappeared.

    It’s not in the trash or anywhere to be found. This is really annoying. It took me 5 hours to write that post.

    Any help?

    thanks

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

    #458554

    timethief
    Member

    The theme you use MistyLook does provide links to subpages on the bottom of Parent pages. Is this the subpage you are referring to? http://shamelessjames.wordpress.com/about/you-probably-want-to-see-my-resume-or-bio/
    By placing the Pages widget in the sidebar sub-page links become visible to and usable by your readers. http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/pages-widget/

    #458555

    Thanks for the response but I think I may have misstated the problem.

    I just started the blog. Currently there are two posts on the main page. Yesterday there were three posts on the main page. Earlier today I mistakenly added a 4th post. When i moved the errant 4th post to the trash, the third post just disappeared. There is no trace of it what so ever.

    It’s the third post I am trying to recover.

    #458560

    timethief
    Member

    Please look in all these places which will appear as links on the appropritae pages of your blog.

    Edit posts page: http://shamelessjames.wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit.php
    * All * Published * Drafts * Private * Trash

    Edit pages page: http://shamelessjames.wordpress.com/wp-admin/edit-pages.php
    * All * Published * Private

    Trash: http://shamelessjames.wordpress.com/edit.php?post_status=trash

    #458563

    Thanks, I checked all of those. There is a very old version of the post in my drafts folder. It says it was last updated on the 13th, but the full version was published yesterday.

    #458566

    timethief
    Member

    I wonder if there is an autosave version. http://en.support.wordpress.com/autosave/

    #458568

    Yep, I just found an autosaved version of it from yesterday. Thank you so much for you help. I still have no idea how it disappeared in the first place. Uggh… Makes me think I should be editing in Word and formatting in WPress.

    Thanks again. Huge help!

    #458571

    timethief
    Member

    No! Don’t use microsoft WOR. look here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/microsoft-word/ Instead I recommend downloading a free copy of windowslivewriter. You can use it to create every entry and publish them directly to your blog. Not only that but you will always have a backup copy of very entry you create on your own blog.

    #458573

    Just for clarification. If I use Word, I clean all tags and then format it using wordpress. I’ll check out your recs though.

    thanks!

    #458576

    timethief
    Member

    Why bother cleaning up crappy code that ought not to be there in the first place? Information and download link http://windowslivewriter.spaces.live.com/

    P.S. Happy blogging. :)

    #458577

    Believe me I hear you about the crappy code.

    Two questions: Is windows live writer for the Mac? Also, why can’t I just do this in WordPress? Seems like using another piece of software defeats the purpose.

    #458578

    timethief
    Member

    (1) Is windows live writer for the Mac?
    No but Ecto is and it costs about $20.

    (2) Do what?

    WordPress.com has an editor and you can enter directly into it. It even has a special icon see Row 2 icon number 6 so you can strip the crud out of WORD and post it. http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/
    However, it’s not a word processor. Explanation here> http://en.support.wordpress.com/microsoft-word/

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