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Recover a lost page before it was published?

  1. I had spent a good while typing a page that I was about to publish - but I clicked 'preview' to see how it was going to come out, and that didn't load and I was returned to the homepage of my blog.

    I did notice that it autosaved every few minutes. Note, that I didn't have the page published, only previewed. It was not an existing page. I checked my Trash and Drafts section of my Dashboard and nothing was there.

    Any ideas?

    The blog I need help with is

  2. mathninjateacher

    I'm having a similar issue, only I saved my post as a draft and now I can't find it!

  3. Please be sure you are running one of the browser versions here first.

    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.

    If you're not seeing the Revisions module while on the editor screen, click Screen Options (top right corner of your Admin page) to activate it. Then select the post and page modules to include them. 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 then you will not be able to recover it.

    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!/post/

    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

  4. Oops! you said page not post.
    Here is the correct link for Page revisions

  5. mathninjateacher

    I was able to find my disappearing post by going into my browser's history. This may have only been possible because I previewed the post. I then copied and pasted into word just to be sure it wasn't lost again.

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