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Troubleshooting lost content

Deleted content may or may not be recoverable, depending on the type of content and where you added it. This guide covers how to recover content, what content can't be recovered, and some best practices.

Best practices for preventing content loss

You can prevent losing content while editing by carefully reading prompts and pausing to save changes.

  • Before any content is permanently removed, you'll be asked to confirm the deletion. To avoid accidental removal of your content, double-check these warnings before clicking Confirm.
  • Save regularly when adding large amounts of content to a page. This is especially helpful for blog posts, when you may leave the Blog Post Editor open for a long period of time.
  • For extra security, you can manually save copies of your content.
  • Ensure that you have a strong connection with your network so you can edit and save changes confidently.

Before you begin

There are a couple situations where you may think you’ve lost content, but it could still be accessible in another location:

  • If you recently reactivated a site that has no content, first ensure that you’ve reactivated the correct site. If you have the correct site, but it’s been expired for more than 30 days, the content could be permanently deleted.
  • If you recently switched to a new template, that template might not support all the features of your previous template. Review our template guides to learn more about specific features, or switch back to the previous template.

Deleted pages

Restore a deleted page using the trash can at the bottom of the Pages panel. Pages can only be restored if they were deleted in the last 30 days.

Deleted blocks and block content

Content removed from a block can't be recovered after you save changes to the page. If you removed content from a block, you can recover the content before leaving the block by clicking Cancel

Other deleted content

  • Restore a deleted blog post (or podcast episode) from the trash can at the bottom of the Blog Page. Blog posts can only be restored if they were deleted in the last 30 days.
  • Recover deleted text from a Text Block using the undo command in the Text Editor. You can click the Undo icon or press CTRL + Z on Windows or + Z on Mac.
  • Restore all page content to its last saved version by clicking Cancel at the top of the page.

Restore cached versions

If you can’t recover deleted content through your site, you might be able to find it by using a third-party tool that archives older versions of websites. The solutions below are third-party services, and we can't guarantee their use for recovering content.

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