Posts are very essential to run any WordPress website. Posts are used in creating blog content, articles, etc. Without posts, the blog aspect of your site is incomplete and you are not able to run your website without blog content. Sometimes posts get deleted accidentally and you want to know how to recover or restore deleted posts.
Sometimes while you are editing your post or page in WordPress and suddenly you receive the error “You cannot edit this item because it is in the Trash. Please restore it and try again.” so what has gone wrong? As the message is telling you clearly the post or page has moved to trash that’s why you cannot edit it right now.
You may accidentally have moved your post or page into the trash or something else has happened whatever the reason there is nothing to panic about. You can easily restore your post or page from the trash and edit it again. In this article, we will let you know about the procedure of recovering deleted posts from the trash in WordPress.
How WordPress handles deleted posts?
If you deleted a post accidentally then that post automatically moves to the Trash folder. Deleted posts remain in the Trash folder until or unless you do not permanently delete them from the Trash folder.
And if you want the post back in the Published or Drafts folder then you can restore the post from the Trash folder easily by working on the following steps.
1. Go to Dashboard:
If you deleted the post accidentally while editing, then you need to move back to the dashboard >> move to Posts >> All posts. There you will see the following categories of the posts
- All: It includes All posts (including Published, Mine, Drafts. Trash, and Cornerstone content)
- Mine: It includes only the that posts have been written by the site’s owner.
- Published: It includes all the posts which have been published on the website.
- Drafts: It includes the posts which are incomplete and are not published on the website
- Trash: It includes the posts which you do not want to get published on the Website.
- Cornerstone Content: This folder includes the most important content of the website. It includes the posts which you want to rank at the top in the Search engines.
2. Go to Trash Folder:
Once you are on the Post’s page then just click on the Trash folder and find the content or a post that has been deleted accidentally and which you want to get published back to the website.
Click on the restore option and get your post back to the respective “Draft” folder.
3. Get your Post Published:
Once you restored the post, then move back to the Draft Folder and if there are some changes that need to be done, then edit the post the get the post published on the website. Now you’ll see your post in the published folder.
There is nothing to worry about when some of the posts get deleted accidentally. You can recover or store all the deleted posts easily by following the above-mentioned steps. I hope this article helped you a lot in learning how to recover or restore deleted posts in WordPress. If you liked our articles, kindly subscribe to our Youtube channel for tutorials.
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