Where's my saved draft?!

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  • #1956704

    3genabroad
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    I wrote a post, saved draft, then imported images. I didn’t like the images, so I clicked delete, and it deleted the whole post, and now the saved draft isn’t showing up anywhere. And this isn’t user-friendly. Help!

    The blog I need help with is 3generationsabroad.wordpress.com.

    #1956785

    3genabroad
    Member

    I wrote a post, saved draft, then imported images. I didn’t like the images, so I clicked delete, and it deleted the whole post, and now the saved draft isn’t showing up anywhere. And this isn’t user-friendly. Help!

    #1956786

    raincoaster
    Member

    Well, you deleted it. It’s in your Trash file. http://en.support.wordpress.com/trash/

    #1956806

    3genabroad
    Member

    Thanks for trying to help. I got that it was in the trash, but since it was just a saved draft, and not a trashed published post, there was seemingly no way to access it in the trash. There was no way to ‘edit’ a trashed ‘saved draft’. So I rewrote it. And now I ‘save draft’ multiple times, and right click ‘copy’ it, to be safe.

    #1956816

    timethief
    Member

    Are you saying this did notwork? Restoring from trash http://en.support.wordpress.com/trash/#restoring-from-trash

    #1956826

    3genabroad
    Member

    Yes. The advice didn’t help. Here’s the advice given:
    Enter the Trash status/folder of either your posts, or pages and place your cursor over any item you wish to restore.

    Since the draft never posted, there is no trash status/folder to enter, or item to put my cursor over. Apparently the draft didn’t really save, because of a glitch or something. I’m moving on.

    #1956828

    timethief
    Member

    I recommend:

    1. Always create your posts on the dashboard of your own blog at
      Dashboard > Posts > All Posts > Add New as you ought to be able to recover a lost post or page from revisions if needs be.
      http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-revisions/
      See also if applicable > restoring from trash http://en.support.wordpress.com/trash/#restoring-from-trash
    2. Immediately after creating a post and entering a title click the save draft link. Thereafter, “click save draft” frequently.
    3. Always allow pages to fully load before clicking any other links.
    4. Never leave a post or page open for content creation or editing and walk away from it, or open another tab in the same blog and work on something else while it is still open. Save it properly and return to edit it later.
    5. Use an offline blog editor so you have backups on your own computer http://en.support.wordpress.com/xml-rpc/
    #1956916

    3genabroad
    Member

    Thanks. That’s a super helpful answer. I’m going to save the draft immediately after writing the title, and obsessively after. Lesson learned.

    #1956918

    timethief
    Member

    I’m sorry this happened to you. I’ve had it happen to and that’s why I never create any posts at https://wordpress.com/post/
    Best wishes for happier endings in the future.

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