Why am I losing text?

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  • #1035544

    Why do I sometimes lose text I’ve typed when I save a draft?
    Blog url: http://houseandten.wordpress.com/

    The blog I need help with is houseandten.com.

    #1035665

    There’s a known bug here.

    However, if it’s not due to the bug, then it might be because you’re not saving early enough. You need to start saving early to make the auto-save kick in. What I do is type an ‘x’ in the post, save, then remove the x and type my post. You’ve also got to save regularly and frequently.

    The best thing to do, is to type your post into an offline text program (for instance, on a windows computer, you could use notepad) and then copy and paste it in. Alternatively, save and publish the post first as Private, then later make it public.

    #1035831

    Thanks for the info. The autosaves do kick in so maybe it is the bug. I’m trying another browser for awhile to see if that fixes things.

    #1035832

    timethief
    Member

    Let’s clear this up please. This issue text disappearing from drafts issue only seems to happen when you edit posts that have been created on the WordPress.com home page http://wordpress.com/#!/post/ The autosave does not work there.

    Instead create posts only on your own dashboard here > Dashboard > Posts > All Posts > Add New where the autosave does work
    http://houseandten.com/wp-admin/post-new.php

    #1035833

    To really clear it up, the dashboard is where I’m having the problem. It’s not with the autosave, but when I click Save Draft that it happens sometimes. I’ve never noticed it with the autosave.

    #1035834

    raincoaster
    Member

    Years ago I had the same problem using IE, and I found that highlighting all the text before hitting UPdate would somehow force the changes to take effect. I highlighted everything, copied all to the clipboard, then hit Update and that seemed to work. If it didn’t, at least I had an up to date copy on the clipboard I could just paste in.

    #1035835

    Yeah, that’s what I had been doing unless I forgot. I wonder what causes it that they can’t fix. Seems like a huge hole in something as popular as wordpress.

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