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[resolved] WordPress SEO by Yoast - disappeared from site (5 posts)

  1. nowpguru
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi all,

    I installed WordPress SEO by Yoast about 3 weeks ago on a new WP site. I optimized all the pages based on keywords, titles, meta data, etc using the plugin.

    Upon checking the site today, I have discovered the plugin (and all my SEO info) is completely gone. Also, the old home page title is now in place - not the optimized one. FYI: No one can access this site except me.

    1. Has anyone had this happen to them? If so, what was the issue?
    2. Does anyone know how to prevent this from happening again?
    3. Is there a way to get my data back?

    Thanks in advance,
    Aaron

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-seo/

  2. csoyo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    1. Yes, when my web host had a problem with the server my VPS was on, and ended up restoring an older backup - which forced me to use my more recent backup, and of course leave them. That was years ago.

    2. Make sure you didn't have a security breach, check your logs and check with your host.

    3. Restore last night's backup... or, if for some reason you don't maintain backups, ask your host to restore their backup, which shouldn't be more than a day or two old.

    Good Luck

  3. nowpguru
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks @csoyo. I will check into that. To my knowledge there was no security breach.

    My only concern is that this happened sometime in the past 3 weeks. No knowledge of when - and changes have been made to the website since then.

    Thanks, Aaron

  4. nowpguru
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So there was no security breach.

    The latest back up did not contain the plugin.

    I had actually reached out to Yoast who was kind enough to respond. He asked me if the plugin also disappeared from the wp_postmeta table, too. I didn't know how to answer this. I reached out to my developer who has not gotten back to me, either.

    Does anyone know how to check and see if this plugin is still in the wp_postmeta table? Any help would be sincerely appreciated.

    Thanks, Aaron

  5. nowpguru
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I just reinstalled the plugin, and all the SEO data reappeared. Very weird.

    Thanks, Aaron

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