[resolved] Spent 2 Hrs Writing Important Draft Yesterday - Now It's Gone! Pls Help (5 posts)

  1. bylto
    Posted 6 years ago #


    I hope someone can give a little help here.

    I spent quite a while yesterday writing an article that I wanted to publish today.

    Yes I hit the 'save draft' button, but even if I hadn't the automatic saves would have ensured that the content was stored.

    However, now the post is completely gone. I have searched 'all' posts, not just 'drafts' to see if it's there, it isn't.

    Can you think of any possible explanation for this or how I might recover the work?

    Have you ever heard of this happening before?

    Any help would be very much appreciated.


    P.S. I'm using WP 2.8.4

  2. MichaelH
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Check your wp_posts table using phpMyAdmin to see if you can find it.

    I have heard of hosts restoring databases and 'blowing away' new content.

  3. bylto
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Thanks Michael, that was really helpful!

    It was there. I just clicked on 'edit' and copied the text and pasted back into wordpress.

    So glad I got it all back.

    Thanks so much!

  4. MichaelH
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Review WordPress Backups and get a plugin that backs up your database automatically.

  5. bylto
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Will do!

    Thanks again.

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