Why didn't my post publish or save?

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    I lost find my post after I hit publish
    Blog url: http://wendyduchesneau.wordpress.com/

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



    There’s an issue with creating posts on the front page of WordPress.com and editing posts that were created there that will not be fixed until the next upgrade. Do not create posts here > http://wordpress.com/#!/post/

    Instead I recommend that you ONLY create posts here > Dashboard > Posts > All Posts > Add New

    If you created that posts using the “Add New” on the main page for wordpress.com here http://wordpress.com/#!/post/ then what you describe can happen and worse still the draft posts may be lost and may not be recoverable.

    If you created the post in your dashboard here > Dashboard > Posts > All Posts > Add New then 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. http://en.support.wordpress.com/posts/post-revisions/

    If you’re not seeing the Revisions module while on the editor screen, click Screen Options (top right corner of your Admin page) http://en.support.wordpress.com/screen-options/ to activate it. Then select the post and page modules to include them. http://en.support.wordpress.com/modules/#list-of-modules 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. http://en.support.wordpress.com/trash/#restoring-from-trash

    1. Create posts and pages ONLY on your own blog’s dashboard.

    2. When you start a new post, add the title, set it to private and then publish it. When you are done with the post edit it to update it and set it back to publish.

    3. The other choice is to get and use an offline blog client such as Windows Live Writer (Windows) or Ecto (Mac) and then everything is saved on your computer and when you are done with the post, you actually publish it directly from the blog client software. See here for offline blog editors so you don’t have to go through this again http://en.support.wordpress.com/xml-rpc


    I went to new post page…made a post…hit publish…computer thinking thinkg nothing happened…I clicked on help button, changed screen…went back to post and my old post was gone. All that work gone…SUCK!



    Please see above. ^


    Thank you! Lesson has been learned :)



    You’re welcome. :)



    Is there a way to provide feedback to WordPress? What an awfully designed page that so easily loses drafts….



    The developers are aware of this issue and when the next update is made we do expect that the problem will be eliminated.

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