This article will teach you four different ways to recover deleted blog post
We are all human and mistake is inevitable. Every blogger requires total post security at all time, they need a way get back their posts back even after deleting them intentionally or accidentally.
Sometimes you might be responsible for the post deletion. In a blog a managed in the past for instance, I mistakenly gave an editor a role which permits him to take down post, he didn’t understand unique blog framework – so he ended up deleting several blog post, before he gave me a call.
I have also encountered a situation where one of my blog post was totally missing, I still can’t understand the reason behind it till today.
I will share with you different ways to recover deleted blog post.
How to Recover Deleted Post
1. Use Google’s Cache
Congratulations if Google had Indexed your deleted post.
Do you know that you can recover every post or web content indexed by Google from cache?
To achieve this, simply search for your post by title, use this format: “site:sitename.com: post title”. Once the result is displays you will see an arrow after each result URL. Once you see the post you are looking click on the arrow and click cache to view a cached copy of the deleted post.
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If successful, copy the post and paste it back in your blog as a new post, it will be advisable you keep the same URL of the post in other not to lose traffic, or to avoid your audience getting a 404 error page.
2. Use archive.org (Wayback Machine)
If the post you are looking for is very old you will find it in archive.org.
To get back your post, visit the Wayback Machine site. Enter your blog URL and click on Enter .Then find your post by calendar date selection.
3. WordPress Trash
This option is only available for those blogging with the WordPress platform. With WordPress every deleted post goes to the trash, just like the function of the recycle in window PC.
With WordPress trash you can restore your selected post, if not deleted completely on the trash.
To view your WordPress trash simply login to your WordPress dashboard click on Posts >> All Posts, you will see the trash link.
If your post has been deleted from the WordPress trash then you will need to use either of the above methods to recover back your post.
4. Try Feed Burner
You may possibly find the full or a part of your deleted blog post from feed burner. This depends on whether you have set your blog feed short or full. If you set your blog feed as full then you will be able to recover your full post with all then images on it.
If you had subscribed to your Feedburner newsletter, then you will definitely find the post on your email inbox. Just do a through search.
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Hope this article was helpful to you, please use the comment box if you facing any challenge or have a suggestion or recommendation.