Restoring old versions of WordPress posts
I almost had a mini heart attack today. I was feeling very OC about the uniformity of some of my posts, so I tried updating it.
You know the feeling when you start fixing things but you end up ruining it?
That’s what happened. I accidentally replaced my posts with blank versions. 2 of them.
After recovering from the mini heart attack, I quickly googled how to restore my blog.
I initially thought of restoring from my old backup, but the one I have was a week ago, which means I’ll be missing 2 posts. I’m not sure of the effect, but I’m not ready to lose more posts.
I accidentally stumbled upon a post by Sandra Madeira about accidentally overwriting blog posts. Ha, I’m not the only one.
Her steps are pretty easy to follow. Though since I’m visual, below are screenshots on how to restore old versions of wordpress blog posts:
1. Go to WP Admin > Posts > All Posts
2. Choose the post that you want to restore > Click on EDIT
3. When you click on edit, you will see Publish options on the side. Click on Revisions.
You will see the available # of versions. WordPress can store up to 25 versions.
4. You can choose from the different available versions of the post by sliding the bar. Date and author information is also available per version.
Hint: You’ll see the differences in the version at the bottom.
5. Once you reach the version that you want to restore, click on Restore This Revision.
And you’re done! Tap yourself on the back for saving yourself.
I’m NOT an expert in WordPress, but this fix worked for me. So, that’s a WIN for today! 🙂
Do you know other ways of restoring accidentally overwritten posts? Feel free to share in the comments below.
Enjoy life. Cheers!