my text just self-deleted!

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  • #1159850

    zingcreed
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    SEVERAL HOURS’ TYPING JUST “EVAPORATED” INTO THIN AIR – SOME OF IT REMAINED. IS IT LURKING SOMEWHERE THAT I CAN FIND IT? HOW CAN I PREVENT THIS HAPPENING AGAIN? (i CAN’T ACCESS MY TRASH, AS SUGGESTIONS IN SUPPORT SECTION DON’T WORK. (Zingcreed using google chrome)

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

    #1159971

    timethief
    Member

    Hello there,
    You may be able to recover an earlier post revision. 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. http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-revisions/

    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

    Did you create your post on the dashboard of your own blog?
    Dashboard > Posts > All Posts > Add New

    Or did you create your post on the front page of WordPress.com?
    http://wordpress.com/#!/post/

    Advice:
    Create your posts on the dashboard of your own blog
    Dashboard > Posts > All Posts > Add New

    Or use an offline blog editor so you always have backups on your own computer http://en.support.wordpress.com/xml-rpc/

    #1160044

    zingcreed
    Member

    Thanks, member Timethief for such a PROMPT reply and in such meticulous detail too! I’m sure I’ll be able to solve the problem now using your suggestions; if not I’ll return with more queries later. ‘Bye for now.

    #1160048

    zingcreed
    Member

    Hi Timethief, I’ve got bogged down 50 mins into following your suggestions. My screen doesn’t match your description of what should be there,(it’s a page that disappeared by the way, not a post) e.g.(1) when I pull down Screen Options I see no post or page modules, only Page Attributes which is ticked; no Page Revision tick box, no Post or Page modules; (2) the link for Trash, (in case I inadvertently sent my work there when I clicked Upload last night) says “You will see a list of linked statuses at top of page. Click trash link to access all files in Trash folder.” No, sorry, I don’t see anything like that.
    I have a dozen other problems but I’ll enter them in another box so someone else can comment – I don’t want to overload you with this boring beginners’ crap. Thanks, “Mr Zing”.

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