How to retrieve a deleted wordpress blog post

Take a deep breath. All is not lost. Do not panic. There are several ways to retrieve an accidentally deleted blog post. I am writing this even as I myself have just recovered from an incident! Phew!

I had finalised and published my blog using my PC. A few days later I was viewing that blog on my handphone and noticed an older version. There was an option to “restore latest version ” which I did and I promptly deleted what i thought looked like the ‘older’ version. It got messed up and the older version became ‘live’ rather than the updated version.



If you want to go back to an older version which means you still have a post on that topic, go to the WordPress edit function for that post, Under Publish tab click on Revisions Browse.

In this case, I had 25 revisions. Click on the slider and move back to the version that you want to use.


Under WordPress Admin > Post > Trash.

This will bring up some, but not all the trashed posts.



Learning from this experience, I have since started to save a my final blog post as a Google Word document to Google Drive as a back up.
Good luck!


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