In my post, I show you step by step how to restore deleted posts in WordPress. When you delete a post or page, WordPress moves them to a separate folder.
When I first started blogging, I got frustrated with some of my posts and decided to delete them. After some reflection, I realized I should update the post rather than deleting it.
My guide shows you how easy it is to restore posts you have deleted, with a few clicks you can restore your posts to your WordPress blog.
Let’s get started.
- How to restore a post immediately after deleting
- How to restore deleted posts
- Frequently asked questions
How to restore a post immediately after deleting
If you have just deleted a post or and then thought to yourself, why did I do that? Don’t worry, with just one click, you can restore it.
After you delete a post you go to your post list in your WordPress admin. At the top of this list, there is an option to undo.
Select ‘Undo’ to restore your deleted post.
How to restore deleted posts in WordPress
If you didn’t restore the post immediately after deleting, don’t worry, the deleted post was moved to a ‘Trash’ folder.
To access the ‘Trash’ folder, go to your post list. Above your post titles, there are four tabs, one of them is ‘Trash’.
Select the ‘Trash’ tab, to restore a post, click in the box to the left of the post and open the drop-down menu. Like this.
In the drop-down menu, you have two options. The first is to ‘Restore’ your post and the other is to ‘Delete permanently’. Select ‘Restore’ not ‘Delete Permanently’, otherwise, your post will go forever.
After selecting ‘Restore’, click on the ‘Apply’ link.
After you click on ‘Apply’, you get a message to confirm your post has been restored.
Click on the ‘All’ link to see your restored post
How to restore deleted posts in WordPress video tutorial
If you delete a post and then change your mind, use the ‘Undo’ option. If you have left it for a while before deciding you want to restore your post. Open the ‘Trash’ folder and restore your post from there.
If you have deleted your posts from the ‘Trash’ folder, then there is no way to restore them in WordPress.
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Frequently asked questions
There are two ways to restore deleted WordPress pages. You have an ‘Undo’ option after you confirm the deletion. The other way is to restore your page from the trash folder.
Yes, you can. Each time you update your post, the previous version is archived. To restore a previous version, go to the post you want to change and find ‘Revisions’ from the menu on the right.
Each post in your WordPress admin has a ‘Revision’ option on the right-hand side.