8 Hours down the drain!

Last Update: May 11, 2018

So you spend 5 hours researching info for your next post then you spend 3 hours wrighting it all out just the way you want it, Looks good and has alot of information pertining to the subject and you hit delete on the wrong one. The one you have just spent all that time on, and the one you didn't want is still looking at you dead in the face.

Rule of thumb make sure, Positive you are deleting the right thing, wright you post under the site content which I did not do :(

Now tomorrow I will start all over again.

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verna8767 Premium
Vicki, go to your website posts where all your posts are listed. At the very top you will see all of the posts that are active and all of the post that you deleted. The deleted posts will be listed under "Trash". Click on the "Trash" and you should find your post there as long as you haven't deleted the items in your "Trash" bin!
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CMitchell5 Premium
Hey Vicki:

I think all of us have done something like this at one time or another.

Yes, very frustrating - I feel your pain!
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VickiG Premium
Thanks for the kind words, just thought I would let everyone know to use site content, that way you don't get so confussed
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verna8767 Premium
I'm confused. Exactly where did you write your article? Was it in a word document on your computer? Did you not get a pop up asking if you are sure you want to delete it? If you were in a word document on your computer, you can check your RECYCLE BIN and get it out.
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RobinSxD Premium
I think it was in WA SiteContent, but I can't be sure.
The way I interpreted it was that she had 2 drafts and thought that she deleted the "poor" one. But in fact, it was the rich one.

But of course, I could be way off.
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VickiG Premium
No I had started post in WordPress and didn't like it, should have deleted it from beginning, but just went ahead and started another post, when I got done. I hit delete on the one I thought I didn't want and, wound up hitting the one I did want, stupid mistake Lesson Learned
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verna8767 Premium
"Rule of thumb make sure, Positive you are deleting the right thing, wright you post under the site content which I did not do :"

No, according to the above quote she didn't write it in Site Content. Depending on where she wrote it, it very well could be in her trash bin.
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RobinSxD Premium
Noted, thank You
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EKaye1 Premium
Very frustrating, it's easily done. As you said the site content where it autosaves. You will soon get it done again. All the best.
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VickiG Premium
Thanks I know should have used site content but my mind didn't think that far ahead I sometimes forget about it LOL
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RobinSxD Premium
Try a long shot and see if SiteSupport could help You recover this article, Vicki. They state to take "snapshots" persistently so there might be a chance if You don't delay on this.

I don't want to get Your hopes up just yet, but maybe it's worth the shot.

Let me know how it went.
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VickiG Premium
Thanks will try now
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RobinSxD Premium
I'll be here at the edge of my seat, rooting for You, Vicki! :-)
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VickiG Premium
Well at least I won't be sitting alone :) thanks
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RobinSxD Premium
Certainly! :-)
I've looked into this some more now. And this should be possible. But again, I don't wanna disappoint you.

Just stating the fact there's something called a database recovery. Which would be able to bring back every post, even the drafts.

The solution has two ways:
Either make a "back end recovery" which would require a "dedicated hosting service". And that is not offered in here, currently. However, SiteSupport has that available.

Or two, Use a plugin.
Simply install one of these 3 plugins to start digging :-)
UpdraftPlus
BackWPUp
All-in-One WP Migration
Or even JetPack would do.

Source of information: https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/resources/two-ways-to-recover-all-your-posts-from-a-wordpress-database
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verna8767 Premium
Vicki, If you didn't write it in Site Content, Site Support won't be able to help you.
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RobinSxD Premium
Since WordPress is only a folder on the database on WA's hosting servers, I can't really agree with You. May I kindly ask what You base this on, Verna?
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verna8767 Premium
Let me clarify my statement. WordPress is dealing with your website and therefore, it is an issue that Site Support would help with.

My statement was that if she DID NOT write it is Site Content Support would not help. I said that because I was thinking she used some type of word document to write her article and in that case Support wouldn't help her. I wasn't aware at first that she wrote it in WordPress.
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VickiG Premium
Support is on the case, so I will let every one know the only thing I could find without going into the admin files ( which I don't even know how to start ) Is one that will only work if the site was backed up before I deleted,
But tomorrow is another day thanks for you research I do appreciate it, VickiG
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VickiG Premium
Yes mam I did I thought it was the right one I had published it though so if support got a back up of it then I might be able to get it back
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RobinSxD Premium
Either way, we handled this exceptionally well, if I may say so myself. ;-)
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RobinSxD Premium
But Vicki, the post is in the WordPress trash bin. :-)
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verna8767 Premium
Robin, I'm really confused now. Is this image from your posts page or is this Vivki's? Because unless she went in there and deleted it from the Trash it should still be there!
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VickiG Premium
Yes and I thank everyone the trash can is not showing so I deleted it permanently. At least I still have my notes on the information from my research so I will have to do is retype
Thanks again to all VickiG
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VickiG Premium
No it is him show me where to go, but it is not not there i emptied the trash just got in a hurry and didn't think to look before I acted
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RobinSxD Premium
Wait, isn't this what You deleted? Or is there more to this story?
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RobinSxD Premium
that, Verna, is just a random image with no label on (as in, no infringement) to show where to go.
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VickiG Premium
Now I am confused, yes I deleted the post and emptied the trash, You have the right picture for me. There is just nothing there.
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RobinSxD Premium
oh no, You emptied the trash? I thought You said You didn't? Feel somewhat confused. Either way. Did this do anything for You or are You still in the same situation You were in when posting this?
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VickiG Premium
Still no post but feel better for all the help. Thank you all.
Still waiting on support like you said to start with if they got a snapshot or a back up maybe I can get it back
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RobinSxD Premium
Ok, so I'm still a bit confused. But that's only because of this previous comment of Yours. Either way. If You say it's lost, then I guess it is. But again. Either one of those plugins I mentioned should do the trick of deleted posts. Alternatively, SiteSupport.
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verna8767 Premium
Vickie, so sorry. I just knew your post was still in the trash bin. I didn't know that you had deleted it from the Trash bin too. Was that image from Site Support? Dang, I thought I got to you before you went to Site Support! Well, at least they are trying to help you retrieve it. Hopefully, you will get good news from them.

Going forward I will give you a tip that I use. Whenever I delete a post or page I never delete it from the Trash bin right away. That is a lesson I had to learn the hard way too! I never delete anything from the trash bin for at least 90 days. That is a rule I made for myself! I also use that rule for the RECYCLE BIN (which is my Trash Bin on my laptop).
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verna8767 Premium
I agree with you. We sure gave it our best shot!!
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verna8767 Premium
Looking forward to hearing good news from them!
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