WordPress recently modified its site. WARNING: the allegedly more streamlined automatic Draft Save feature has the potential to apparently totally WIPE OUT your work. My cursor hit something and, suddenly multiple paragraphs evaporated to one word and one letter. Panic stricken, I scrolled up to click on previously saved pages, but there was only a partial – which also evaporated as soon as I opened it.
The piece appeared to be GONE. No recently saved in browser. Nothing. I sent a firstname.lastname@example.org demand that WordPress restore my piece in its entirety, threatening to leave the site – and, take my paid domain with me – if they did not.
Still in a frenzy, I went back to the last opened draft of the piece. In the left column, I scrolled down to Other Options. Under this category, there was a tab to search Revisions, and I noted 25 revisions. I clicked on that, found, and retrieved my most recent edit. Thank Providence – not WordPress. I’d just spent the past twenty minutes trying to rewrite the piece, from memory. Not fun.
BUT – WORDPRESS NEVER either NOTIFIED ME PRIOR TO THIS UPGRADE, nor GAVE ME A TUTORIAL TO HELP ME UNDERSTAND HOW TO SEARCH FOR REVISION HISTORY. BLAHHHHH!!!!!
Ruth Ann Scanzillo 11/22/15