Blog Crashes – Posts and Pages Disappear

Blog crashes where your posts and pages disappear all of a sudden won’t ever happen to you, right?

Well that was what I thought until it did happen to me after I saved a draft blog post.

Seriously… I almost had heart attack.

I was in the middle of a WSO promotion and one of the products was installed on my blog. So I was pretty worried to say the least.

Anyway, I rang Hostgator and a few WordPress experts and managed to fix the problem.

All I had to do, was go to my cPanel, find the WordPress database that contained my posts (wp_posts) and repair it.

It was bloody simple. Watch the video to see how I repaired my blog crash.

26 Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing. I have not experienced this kind of bad situation. I am glad you have resolved this problem. So I got the useful info.

  2. Hi Alan,

    That’s scary! I’m glad you were able to fix it. I lost one post one day and was quite unhappy about it, I can’t imagine the stress of losing all of them! I’ve had blog issues come up before and usually my host has been able to fix it for me. Because I use a plugin that emails me a back up of my blog daily I don’t have to worry too much about these types of issues!

    Stacy

    • Hi Stacy,

      I have a backup plugin too. Just can’t be too careful nowadays.

  3. Hi Alan,

    Thanks for the post. This is sure to win you alot of fans and admirers.

    Sometimes we deceive ourselves that these things would never happen to us until it does. My advice, take the boys’ scout motto to heart: be prepared.

    Thanks
    Tosin

    • Yep. Get prepared today…and you’ll have a better tomorrow!

  4. Hi Alan

    wow! I should of read your post first before I go outsource someone to get my fixed my blog.

    This happens to me the last week. All my post/pages everything has Disappeared.

    Thanks for sharing This video. I am now bookmarking your blog..just in case..my blog crashes again :P

    • Don’t be too alarmed. This should rarely happen. I’ve been blogging for years and this is the first time it happened.

      But now you know what to do :-)

  5. Alan I’m scared to tempt fate by saying it hasn’t happened to me!!!

    Thanks for the heads up though, at least I know what to do in the nightmare event if it happens.

    • Thanks Lilach. I hope you won’t have a chance to use it :-)

  6. Glad you sorted it out Alan. Back up my database on a daily basis to avoid anything like that happening.

  7. Alan, thanks so much for this post. touch wood… haven’t had to use it… BUT… and there is always a ‘but’… it could happen to anyone and you taking the time to share it just might save others from having a heart attack!

    Best

    Jayne

    • ‘Touch wood’ :-)

      It’s a cool tip because it’s a quick fix. As long as we have our backups, we’ll be fine!

  8. Hi Alan,

    Your post was very timely.

    Just 2 hours afterward, I lost all my posts. You saved me a ton of worry. Your solution fixed my blog and I’m good to go.

    Thanks so very much.

    • And they say the law of attraction doesn’t work :-)

      Glad I can be of help Bob. Thanks!

  9. In these cases having a backup is life saving, Thankfully I haven’t witness this nightmare but I keep backups every week so I feel that I am secure, thanks for sharing this video…

    • Definitely…backups are life saving. I too backup once a week. Smart thing to do!

  10. Hi, Alan !
    Thank you very much for the video. God forbid to use it, but nobody is insured against any crash. This is a real help in contrast to a lot of hype flooded the Net.

    • Hi Michael,

      I hope you don’t have a chance to use the information either :-)

  11. Hi!

    Thank you for this video! My blogs survived a very nasty spam attack recently and now I want to be prepared for all the bad things that can happen with WordPress (well, at least as far as possible). :-/

    Greetings,
    Julia

    • I agree Julia. When disaster does hit you in the face, you’ll be so glad you prepared for it.

  12. Alan,
    Being an auditory learner I really appreciate your video . Oddly, just yesterday something very similar happened to my husband. After he selected to upgrade to the new Word Press version he got the “white screen of death.” He was so relieved he saved recently. Although somewhat old school, such a wise practice to be in to backup your work.
    ~Becca

    • Thanks Beccea. Actually you’re the 3rd person who’s told me that there were problems with upgrading to the new WordPress version. Seems like I need to be extra careful with this one.

  13. Hi Alan and thanks for your SOS video.
    It happened also to me, for my error, to lose ALL the posts I’ve written in three years of time.

    I was jumping through the window when I thought I could just replace database and files with the backup I did the week before, and that really saved me.
    But your technique is more direct and easy to use, so if it will ever happen again to post an article and getting all the blog empty, I will use your technique for sure!

    Thanks so much, I’m happy you recovered all.
    See you soon,
    Alessandro Zamboni

    • Hi Alessandro,

      I’m glad you found my video useful.

      Having a backup is a must. I do have a backup
      but it was a week ago so 2 of the posts were not backed up.

      Seems like I’m having a streak of bad luck
      with technology :-(

      • It happens to be unlucky in some periods :) but the most important thing is you have recovered your blog posts.

        See you soon.
        Alessandro