How to Restore a Post from Trash

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Deleted content from your editor

If you have accidentally deleted content from your editor, you can try these two undo commands:

  • CTRL+Z (Windows)
  • CMD+Z (Mac)

Recover a post or page using Google’s cache

You might be able to recover a post or page using Google’s cache.

If your Privacy Settings (Settings -> Privacy) has been set to “Allow search engines to index this site” and the post/page has been published long enough for Google to index it, you can try the following steps:

  1. Go to http://www.google.com
  2. Submit a search for the post/page URL or a combination of your blog’s URL and the post/page title.
  3. If you receive a matching result, move your cursor over the result so the two right-facing arrows appear, hover over the double arrows, then click the Cached link.

If this displays a recent version of the post/page, you can then simply recreate a new post or page with the cached content.

On a related note, if you’re trying to recover a post, you might also want to change the Published date to match the date for the cached post, which you can do from the Publish module. (You can see Schedule a Post for details.) Plus, you can edit the post slug so it matches the original post URL.

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