How to restore deleted posts and pages in WordPress

In my post, I show you how to recover deleted blog posts on WordPress, step by step.

After you delete a blog post, WordPress creates a ‘Trash’ folder. All removed posts are in this folder.

To recover deleted blog posts on WordPress, click on ‘Posts’ on your WordPress dashboard menu. At the top is a ‘Trash’ link. Select the ‘Trash’ link, tick the post you want to recover, choose ‘Restore’ from the menu, and click ‘Apply.’

Let’s do that step by step.

How To Restore A Post Immediately After Deleting

If you have just deleted a post, don’t worry. With one click, you can restore it.

After you delete a post, WordPress takes you to your blog post list. At the top, there is an option to undo.

Undo a deleted post

Select ‘Undo’ to restore your deleted post.

How To Recover Deleted Blog Posts On WordPress

When you delete a blog post, WordPress creates and moves it to a ‘Trash’ folder. If you don’t have any deleted blog posts, you won’t see this folder.

To access the ‘Trash’ folder, go to your post list. ‘Trash’ is located at the top.

Trash folder in WordPress

To recover a blog post, click to the left of the blog post and open the menu at the top.

Restore a deleted post in WordPress

In the menu, there are two options, ‘Restore’ and ‘Delete permanently,’ Select ‘Restore’ not ‘Delete Permanently,’

After selecting ‘Restore’ in the menu, click ‘Apply’.

Select restore then apply

After you click ‘Apply’, you receive a confirmation message.

Restored post confirmation

Click on the ‘All’ link to see your restored post.

How to restore deleted posts in WordPress video tutorial


You have two options in WordPress to recover deleted blog posts. The first option is to ‘Undo’ your action, ‘Undo’ is available immediately after you delete a post or page. The second option is to recover your blog post from the ‘Trash’ folder.

The ‘Trash’ folder is at the top of your ‘All Posts’ page. Once you are in the folder, select the post or posts you want to recover, choose ‘Restore’ from the dropdown menu, and finally click on ‘Apply.’

If you have deleted your posts from the ‘Trash’ folder, there is no way to recover them in WordPress. You have to restore your site from a backup.

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