How to Retrieve Deleted Post

Today, I did a very stupid mistake.

I wanted to reorganize all of my posts because some of them were duplicated titles, one with contents while the other is empty.

Since both were the same titles, I wanted to delete the empty content post but I had accidentally check the published post and deleted it.


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What happened?

While the deletion was under processed, I quickly press the back arrow button, hoping to cease the process but failed.

I started to panic!

Quickly, I sent a message to @sheridan seeking for his help in order to retrieve the deleted post because I know there are few comments left by my good readers.

Honestly, I do not wish to give them -1 point for comments that had been deleted. 

In addition, I quickly updated my profile page, explaining my blunder to the public and seek their apologies.

Finally, I sat down and think. 

I realized that there is a way to retrieve my deleted published post after all.

Where does your file goes after you had deleted it?

The recycle bin, right?

Hence, I went to WordPress dashboard to find the trash.

No doubt, my published post was still there.

Here is how you could retrieve your deleted post in a jiffy.

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  • Go to” My Sites
  • Select the” Site “that you had deleted the post
  • Go to Dashboard
  • Go to “All Posts “under Posts( on your left hand side bar)


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  • Select Trash ( Just above the post titles)
  • Check the box for the post that you wanted to retrieve



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Select “Restore” under “Bulk Actions

Press Apply

You will noticed that your trash is empty now.

Go back to ” My Site

Select the site where the post was first located.

There it is! Your deleted post has returned!

All the contents and images are still intact.

All your friends’ comments and your replies are still intact.

Thank goodness there is a trash can in WordPress.


Hence, I had learned my lesson for today.

Think before you act.

Let me know if this post is helpful or not.

Thanks for reading!


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