Save Draft button wiped out my post

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    I just spent hours on a post, then, foolishly thinking the “save draft” button would somehow actually SAVE MY DRAFT, I clicked it. Now the entire thing is gone. Is there anything I can do to get it back?

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    The module isn’t showing up, which I assume means the autosave didn’t work either. Thanks anyway.



    If the module isn’t showing up, check your Screen Options on the top right corner.


    Yes, I did that. It’s enabled, it just isn’t there when I go to edit the post. Apparently all that saved was the title.


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    It is good to save drafts early and often. It is also good practice to select all and copy before saving a draft.


    I thought the autosave feature was saving it often, since it kept saying “saving draft” at the bottom, but apparently not. I won’t make the mistake of typing a post directly into WordPress again, but I spent hours on the one that was eaten and it’s really frustrating that I can’t recover it, especially since trying to save it was what caused this mess in the first place.

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