saving drafts to avoid accidentally losing paragraphs

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  • #884305

    jtrebat
    Member

    how do I save different drafts of a blog?
    Often, when I am writing a blog, I accidentally delete a paragraph, and can’t get it back through ‘undo”. How do I save different drafts as a backup?

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

    #884401

    If your ‘draft’ module isn’t visible in the same place, then you can move it. Or if it isn’t visible at all, you can click on ‘Screen Options’ at the top of the post edit page and check the option to show it.

    However – there have been some glitches with draft posts saving properly recently, so you might want to save as a private post (visibility – private) instead and then publish publically when you’re happy with it.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-status/

    #884403

    Also, if you do use drafts, the revisions module is where you’ll see previous drafts, but you have to click save soon after beginning the post for the automatic draft saving to activate.

    #884416

    timethief
    Member

    The Screen Options pull down tab is located in the upper right corner of your Dashboard. It can be used to show/hide modules on some screens and show/hide columns on other screens. The Post Revisions module shows any backup copies of your post. Each time you click Save Draft or Update Post, a revision is saved. WordPress.com will store the last 25 revisions for each post on your blog. Post Revisions allow you to look back at the recent changes you’ve made and revert to an earlier version if you need to.

    #884419

    jtrebat
    Member

    Thank you both, this should fix my problem! I found the right buttons to click as you suggested!

    #884426

    You’re welcome.

    #884434

    timethief
    Member

    You’re welcome from me too. BTW on the bottom of your Admin page you will find a link to the Learn WordPress.com blogging Tutorial prepared by Staff. http://learn.wordpress.com/
    The support documentation is all found at the Support link http://en.support.wordpress.com which is also on the bottom of your Admin page.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/introduction/
    Happy blogging! :)

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