What to do If you Accidentally Delete your Blog Post?
How annoying it is when you see that half of your post content have been deleted after publishing or updating your post. I found it very troublesome. Yesterday I edited one of my post to add some important information. When I done my work and clicked for preview I saw half content of post has vanished.
I still wonder what happened to my post. That time I was reading an article named “World-shaking events ….. 20, which is not true, you can never know” where discussed about New World Order, Area 51, HAARP etc. Meanwhile when I updated my post I realized that 21st world shaking events happened with me that half of my post vanished without any reason. I realize that I should not do other task while editing my post.
I believed that it was WordPress’s fault and not mine ;). However I recovered my post from Google’s cache. Now I will show you some method to recover deleted post. Here we go.
How to Recover Deleted Post
Method 1 (Google’s Cache)
If Google Indexed your deleted post then you can recover it from cache. Search for your post by title (“site:sitename.com: post title”). Once you find the result, move your mouse cursor to the right side of the result and you will find 2 arrow sign. Click on it. You will notice a ‘Cached’ after the link of the post. Click on ‘Cached’ and you will find your deleted post. Method 2 (Way Back Machine)
If your post is very old you will find it in Archive.org. Just visit the site Way Back Machine. Enter your site and click on ‘Take Me Back’ .
Method 3 ( WordPress Trash)
You may find your deleted post on trash. Just login your WordPress dashboard and click on Posts under dashboard. Check whether your deleted post is on trash or not.
Method 4 (Feed Burner)
You may get full or a part of your blog post from feed burner. It depends on whether you have set your blog feed full or short. If you have set blog feed to full, you will be able to recover your full post with images.
If you subscribed to your Feedburner newsletter, then you find the post on your inbox. Just do a search on your inbox.
If your post has been deleted before publishing then above methods won’t work for you. Here is a solution regarding this by John Crenshaw. He shared post about how to Recover Deleted Posts Using Firefox Cache.
I think these are the easiest ways to recover your blog posts. If you have any other tricks to recover deleted blog post don’t forget to share via comments.