Tuesday, July 09, 2019

6 ways to recover deleted post

(If you are looking for help to recover deleted blog, refer to related posts or other related posts at the bottom of this post) .

Method 1
Method 2
Method 3
Method 4
Method 5

Blogger has introduced Undelete this blog for you to easily recover deleted blogs. Unfortunately there isn't a "Undelete post" yet. So if you accidentally deleted a post, how can you try to recover (undelete) the deleted post? There are a few ways, some which which depends on good memory or clever guesswork.

Method 1: Using Blogger feed

Go to Feedly.com and type in the post address (url) into the search box and if you can find the feed, you can copy-paste into Blogger. For full recovery, your feed should be set to full, otherwise you will just get a partial recovery.

Method 2

This method is applicable if you are still working on the same computer where you had prepared the post (or had viewed the deleted post). Just press ctrl+H to open a sidebar listing the browser history. Go to the part where you were editing the post copy-paste from the cached copy of the displayed post into a new post or continue to edit or publish the post:

browser history in sidebar

Alternative keyboard shortcut to call up the browser is shift+ctrl+H (shift+Cmd+H for MAC OS).

Method 3

This method is applicable if you have not closed the tab or window where you had been preparing the deleted post (or had viewed the deleted post). Just keep pressing the BACK button till you get back to the point where you were editing the post (or had viewed the post).

Method 4

Try to find a cached copy of the deleted post on the Web and restore the post from the cached copy. Type into Google search box

cache:address (URL) of the deleted post or some keywords from the deleted post to try to find cached copies on the net.

If the search throws up a result, click the link cached (see screen shot below) to open the cached webpage and either reconstruct a fresh post with the content from that cached webpage.

SERP resulting from searching for recover accidentally deleted post - how

Another possibility is to try the Way Back Machine. For demonstration, I typed in the old pre-custom domain URL of this blog, namely http://blogger-tricks.blogspot.com into the Way Back Machine and this is what I obtained: archives of blogger-tricks.blogspot.com from Way Back Machine and below are the screen shots of the results:

screenshot of archive from Way Back Machine

and here is the screen shot of the October 8 2007 archive which showed no background color for the header and the old Google AdSense custom search box which if you compare with the current search box above, is different thus verifying that is is the actual archive of a page which now is non-existent on the Internet:

screen shot of October 8 2207 archived version of this blog

Once you have located a cached copy from the search engine, you can either copy the content and create a new post using the pasted content. However, the permalink (individual post URL) will be different from the original. If you don't want to recreate the post but want back the same permalink, then refer to Method 5: recover deleted post with original permalink.

Method 5

This is applicable even if you have no access to the computer where you had edited or viewed the deleted post, but you must have the URL (permalink) of the deleted post. If you don't have the URL, then you can try to guess the URL from the post title.

You will also need to know when the post was first published, or alternatively, can guess the date. This is because Blogger incorporates the date (year and month) when the post was first published.

Note also the URL ends with .html

For example, the title of this post is "Recover accidentally deleted post: How?". Now I haven't published the post yet, but I can guess that this post URL will be:


If you have or can guess the deleted post URL and you want to try to undelete the deleted post, you can try posting the post URL and your problem at Blogger Help Forum and hope to catch the attention of a Blogger Employee.

Refer to for Method 5

Method 6

If you have been backing up the blog regularly, try this. If you have the backup xml file, you can first create a new empty blog then using the xml file, restore the blog with the deleted post, then try to find the deleted post and using its content republish it back to the original blog. Best if luck to you.

Related posts

Recover deleted blog (undelete blog)

How to recover accidentally deleted blog

How to recover deleted gmail or Google account.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

How to get URL of commentator

We sometimes get questions about how to get the web address/URL of a commentator in our blog. Blogger.com has not provided any way to do that. However, there is a way to guess, depending how high traffic, specific circimstances, sometimes quite accurately, the URL if you have www.statcounter.com installed for visitors statistics.

First, sign into www.statcounter.com and navigate to your project (blog). Then check RECENT CAME FROM
And there will see


Just check for corresponding date and time of the comment and the relevant entry pages and under REFERRER you will see the URL

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Blogging software - Blogger, Wordpress, Livejournal, Joomlah, etc

The very first step of starting a blog is a decision on which blogging platform or software to use for the blog. The choices are plenty, as you can see from the list at Wikipedia: Blog software, but we will first concentrate on the 2 most popular free ones - Blogger.com and Wordpress.com, both of which are hosted for free, and Wordpress.org of which the software is free and open source but you will to host the blog yourself (meaning you will have to pay a webhost to host your blog for you).

Blogger.com own by Google

Blogger is a very user friendly blogging software to use for your blog plus it is backed by a financial giant Google.

Blogger.com and Wordpress.com.

Google Blogger: How to delete blog and change template

Blogger has been changing things around in the Settings. What used to be Templates they now call it Theme so if you are looking for Template in Blogger settings Templates, you will be asking where is Templates to change template, you will be highly disappointed.

Not only Tenplates. Blogger has also put the tab/link to DELETE BLOG. It used to be that to delete blog,

we sign into www.blogger.com > Dashboard > Settings > Basic > and the link/tab to delete blog is right at the top.

Now to delete blog, you have to
sign into www.blogger.com > Dashboard > Settings > Others and DELETE BLOG and DELETE BLOG is just like above, right at the top.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Signed into Blogger but cannot find blog? Solution

There are lots of bloggers complaining when they sign into www.blogger.com they
1. cannot find their blog
2. cannot edit
3. cannot publish new post, etc.

One likely cause is this very common confusion due to the gmail ADD ACCOUNT feature.

If you click your Google profile photo/avatar when you are signed into your gmail account, you will see a drop down which would have a tab ADD ACCOUNT
And if you click ADD ACCOUNT, you will open a new tab in the same browser which will allow to to sign into a new gmail account.

gmail ADD ACCOUNT feature

Note: Your Blogger account in this browser is associated with the first gmail account which you first sign in. If in this tab where you are signed into, say, gmail 2, the Blogger dashboard will not be associated with gmail 2 but gmail 1. So you may go complaining how come you cannot find your blog, cannot edit, cannot publish new post etc.

The solution is to open a new browser and use this browser to sign into that gmail account which is associate with the Blogger account you want to edit, publish post etc.

Make sure you are signed into the right account by hovering your mouse over your profile icon and make sure it is the account that is associated with the blogs you want to access

Below I append with the answer I often give when bloggers ask for help with similar questions in case your case is similar to what is being asked:

Would you happen to have more than one Blogger/Google/gmail and signed into the wrong one
Take note that although you can add accounts for gmails in multiple tabs with only 1 browser, you will only be logged into that Blogger account which belong to the first Google/Blogger/gmail account in the first tab.

Perhaps what I can suggest is if you have more than 1 Blogger/Google/gmail account, you use more than 1 browser, each browser for different Blogger account.

Here is what you should do in greater details.
Open more than 1 browsers
Make sure you are signed out of every gmail/Blogger/google accounts in every browsers with only 1 tab. Maybe even clear cache and cookies in each browser if you want.
Then sign in with different Blogger account in each browser separately www.blogger.com
To make sure, click on your profile avatar at the top of the browser and make sure you are really signed into different Blogger account
Check the dashboard to see what blogs belong to what email

Hyperlink: Internal link, link to another spot in the same post

Suppose you are writing a long post and you want to link from a particular spot A to another spot B in the same post/webpage. The way to do this is (you will have to use the HTML mode of the post editor):

At A, write the code <a href="#XXXXX">some words to describe spot B</a>

For example, I want to link this spot to a spot with title Chapter 1 below. Here I write Chapter 1 (<a href="#chapter1">Chapter 1</a>)
Try clicking the highlighted Chapter 1 above and see what happen.

The at B, if there is a title, write the code <h2 id="xxxxx">"Title describing spot B</h2>

For example, I want visitors to land at spot below when they click the Chapter 1 above on the spot below, I will then write below:

Chapter 1

(<h2 id="chapter1">Chapter 1</h2>)
You would have ended up here when you click the Chapter 1 at the top.

The way to create an internal link (link to a different spot within the same post/webpage)

Saturday, November 28, 2015

How to make Google Drive file private

If you want to make a file in your Google Drive and only invited people can view, there is a way to do it.

1. Click the SHARE tab at the top right corner

2. After clicking SHARE, you will get a pop-up. Click the down arrow and choose CAN VIEW, then type in the email addresses of those people you allow to view

3. Click the tab DONE after you have type in the email addresses, and now if someone not invited try to open the file to view, he or she will see a YOU NEED PERMISSION message:

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