That’s the sound of me inadvertantly deleting all my July posts. WAHHHH!!
It’s really easy to do if you have a test blog. You decide to clear the test blog in order to start over. Just click that one little box at the top of your Manage Posts screen and hit Delete. There’s no warning that pops up and says “Are you sure you want to delete all your posts?” No red type. Nothing. Those posts just started zipping outta there like a run in my best pantyhose.
At the same instant I realized was on the wrong dashboard and I freaked, to put it mildly. Some primal instinct yelled, “Close the browser!!” so I did.
Like clear nail polish, that stopped the run. But the damage was done. All but one of my July posts had vanished. Along with all those comments that I get so few of.
Yes, I’ve written to WP support and I’m crossing my fingers. In the meantime, you can all have a good laugh at my expense. Me, I’ll be in the kitchen crying over a pot of pasta.
Note: Well, I got a prompt response from WP support, but the best they could do was repeat what I’d already read in the forums — copy and paste from Google cache. Not even going to contemplate what that would entail, having to redo dates, links, etc. Think I’ll go stuff my face with pasta salad and watch “Deadliest Catch.”
Note #2: Have spent the last few hours retrieving my deleted posts from Google’s cache. I think I’ve gotten most of them back in place. Unfortunately I haven’t figured a good way to reproduce the associated comments. My apologies to all whose comments I deleted.