Thank you for explaining further. You mentioned that the draft you have is an earlier version of what you wrote, but also that the paragraphs were merged into one. Just to make sure I understand correctly, the merged paragraphs are a formatting error but the content itself was not corrupted (although it is incomplete) — is that right?
Based on the information you have provided so far, it sounds like an internet connection or browser error may have prevented your post from being properly saved while you worked on it. If the browser crashed while you had multiple drafts open, that could also have caused problems with restoring the drafts. However, it is hard to pinpoint the cause without knowing more about the specific steps you took while writing the post.
I know it has been a while, but if you can answer any of these questions it could help:
- Do you remember how you started the new post? (Did you use the New Post page or go to Posts > Add New in your dashboard?)
- Did you publish any other posts while you were writing this one? Or do you remember what other drafts you had open at the same time?
- Did you ever preview this draft post while you were writing it?
Although I don't believe we can recover the content that was lost, I would be happy to continue investigating the cause.