“The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on!” – Robert Bloch.
Post linked to Fandango’s One word challenge Apropos
Some of you may have read my recent post Why Am I Here where I talked about the Gutenberg Block Editor. I criticised its sluggishness when loading pages and on Exit, and not least, its instability, not only that, but I also blamed the editor for the loss of a saved draft post.
Apropos to that post – I contacted WordPress via the link on my site, but despite an automated acknowledgement, my plea for assistance was not received, another example of instability? A second request at the weekend was more successful and actuated an early response from a Happiness Engineer –
It’s definitely very strange that this post isn’t showing up in your drafts, but you should be able to access and publish the post from the link above. Hopefully this was just a weird, one-time glitch, but if you notice the same thing happen again, please check your Activity Log to see if you can access the post from there and reach out again to let us know so we can troubleshoot further.
I accessed my post via the link given, and as a back-up, I copied the text into a Word document. A wise move because I wouldn’t want to write the whole thing again, AND after saving and closing, the original post did another disappearing act!
With the text now retrieved and safe in a word document I no longer needed the original, but that wasn’t the point, draft posts shouldn’t disappear – I contacted WordPress again. The reply was swift and is below.
Glad you made a copy of the post before it went missing again. I have searched your site and see no reference to the post. Are you sticking with the Classic editor for your site nansfarm.net or did it disappear while switching editors? I’m also curious if this has happened with any other posts or is it specifically the ” Lockdown!” post? I think pasting the content into a new post is a good next step if this is only occurring to the one post. Please let us know if you have any further questions!
Do I have further questions? Actually, I do.
- What do you mean there’s no longer any reference to my post?
- Why do you need to know if I am sticking with the Classic Editor?
- Why are you asking if the post disappeared while switching editors, is this a normal occurance?
- You ask if the Classic Editor itself disappeared, why did you ask that, does this happen often?
Reading between the lines it sounds as though the engineer also thinks the block editor is unstable, or am I reading too much into the reply?
Either way, from now on, I will first write my articles in MS Word, an excellent Word processor that picks up my typos as I type; copying and pasting into the Classic Editor (my now editor of choice) is no hardship it takes only seconds!
Later today I will reply to WordPress, and tomorrow I’ll publish my missing post.
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