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How to Restore WordPress Posts & Pages Deleted

May 24, 2022

It is always frustrating if you lose your data. It is even more frustrating if you cannot restore it. Worry not! Nexcess has your back! Read on and learn!

Nexcess Cloud: Restore WordPress Posts & Pages Deleted

When You Reinstall WordPress from the WordPress Admin Dashboard What Should You Expect?

Once you click the Reinstall Now button, WordPress downloads and reinstalls the latest version of WordPress. This action is equivalent to manually rerunning the update process that WordPress performs when you update WordPress from your WordPress Admin Dashboard.

How Do You Reinstall WordPress from the WordPress Admin Dashboard?

1. Back up your WordPress website.

2. Log into the WordPress Admin Dashboard.

3. Click on the Dashboard > Updates option.

4. Click the Reinstall Now button.

Restoration of WordPress Posts & Pages

To err is human. Creating a post or a page on your WordPress site can take hours, but mere seconds are needed to delete them. However, chances are they are not lost forever, and there are possibilities to restore your WordPress pages and posts if you accidentally delete them.

This article covers several methods to restore deleted WordPress posts and pages.

Restore WordPress Posts & Pages Deleted Method #1: Recover WordPress Posts & Pages from Trash

If you accidentally delete a post or page, it goes to the Trash folder, which works as a Recycle Bin on the computer.

Trash Folder

By default, WordPress keeps deleted items for 30 days, but this value can be changed in the Settings > General area, if you want to store deleted items longer.

To restore a deleted page or post, you need to navigate to the Pages or Posts menu and click on Trash. There you will see all the posts and pages you deleted recently. Next, hover the mouse over the posts and pages you want to recover and click Restore.

Restore Delete Posts

For bulk recovery, check the boxes for all the items you want to recover and click the Restore button.

Note that if you accidentally deleted a post or page, it is possible to restore it immediately by clicking the Undo button. If you leave the page without clicking it, you will find the deleted item in the Trash area and be able to restore them using the instructions above.

Undo Button

Restore WordPress Post & Pages Deleted Method #2: Recover WordPress Posts & Pages Using Backups

If you fail to restore the content from the trash folder, it gets permanently deleted. In this case, you can resort to backups — it is generally recommended to keep a couple of backups remotely and update them regularly (or at least after a major update) to mitigate possible data loss incidents.

There are a few ways to make WordPress site backups — by using backup plugins, SFTP-originated backups and phpMyAdmin-originated backups. Restoration processes vary depending on the origin of the backup, but one of the most easy-to-use ways is via a backup plugin such as iThemes BackupBuddy. It allows you to restore the entire website in a few clicks. Naturally, some newly added content may be missing, however, that is the only downside of this method.

Restore WordPress Post & Pages Deleted Method #3: Recover WordPress Posts & Pages Using Google Cache

Google uses bots, known as web crawlers, to analyze web pages for new content — it helps their search engine generate relevant search queries. As a result, Google saves snapshots of analyzed pages in the cache.

To access the cached version of the page, type “cache:” before in front of the URL — for example, “cache:https://wordpress.com/” would be the text string typed. Alternatively, if the page can still be found via Google, you can click on a small triangle icon next to it and click Saved copy.

Saved Copy Option

As a result, you will see this header and how the site looked like on the timestamp indicated in the header.


While this cached version of the page cannot be directly used to restore the deleted content, it is possible to recreate it using the cached text and images. However, bear in mind that these snapshots are not always up-to-date, and they will show the version that was analyzed by Google’s web crawlers the last time.

Restore WordPress Post & Pages Deleted Method #4: Recover WordPress Posts & Pages Using Archive.org

Archive.org is a non-profit organization that works on creating a web repository for digitized content, including websites. Similar to Google, they also use web crawlers to create snapshots of the sites they visit.

Pleas type the needed URL in the field on their website, and the results will return available snapshots.


The difference between the previous method and the method illustrated below is that they may store several snapshots, and it is possible to choose the timestamp you need. That is, of course, the case if the bots crawled your WordPress page more than once.

Archive.org with Timestamps

Restore WordPress Post & Pages Deleted Method #5: Recover WordPress Posts & Pages by Using Nexcess Backup Policy

Per our Nexcess Backup Policywe provide 30-day automatic backups of all your WordPress sites. They are stored off-server and can be used to restore your WordPress files. Additionally, full manual backups are available, but please note they are stored locally and use storage allocated to your plan.

Our backups give you options of restoring files only, databases only, or both. You can take advantage of this feature by following the steps outlined in the Restoring a Site from a Backup in Managed WordPress and WooCommerce Portal article or contact our Support Team by email or Nexcess Live Chat/Phone/Support Ticket.

Consider Hosting with Nexcess

It is always frustrating if you lose your data. It is even more frustrating if you cannot restore it. Worry not! Nexcess has your back — with our 30-day automatic backups, you can focus on developing your blog and keep peace of mind.

Our Support Team. can help you restore WordPress posts and pages if unfortunate data loss does happen. Be it due to an accidental content removal event or a hacking attempt, our team is available and capable to make things right for you again.

Outstanding performance combined with free automatic backups, 24/7 support, and top-notch security is what makes Nexcess the best WordPress hosting company in the industry.

Check out our Fully Managed WordPress Hosting Plans to get started today.

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About the Nexcess Portal

Starting with a new hosting partner can be overwhelming. For that exact reason, we have prepared a Nexcess Portal Guide to make each client’s introduction to our Nexcess Portal easier.

How to Become a Nexcess Portal Pro 

You signed up for an account with Nexcess but now what do you do? New systems can be intimidating to learn, so we’ve put together this guide to help explain what is in the portal and where to find it.

Further Reading for Performance Tuning WordPress

In addition to the increase in site performance by regular WordPress maintenance of WordPress transients, you can see an increase in site performance by:

You can find answers to your other WordPress questions in our Nexcess Knowledge Base.

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Hosting optimized for the industry's leading platforms, including Managed WordPress Hosting, Managed WooCommerce Hosting, and Managed Magento Hosting:

Build Better Sites and Stores With Fully Managed Hosting from Nexcess 

Faster Speeds, Stronger Security, Inherent Scalability and Trusted Support.

Our range of hosting plans caters to any business scale. We do all the heavy lifting for you to focus on growing your business. In addition, we automatically update ore components and plugins to the latest version and ensure your hosting environment is properly optimized, secured, and updated.

Nexcess infrastructure was specially designed to keep up the best speed and performance in the industry. No traffic surge can threaten your website to go down thanks to our autoscaling technology which adds more resources to your server to handle the load. In addition, we offer always-on security monitoring and support from web hosting experts 24/7/365 and a built-in CDN with 22 locations and advanced caching for ultra-fast loading.

All hosting plans include The Nexcess 30-Day Web Hosting Money Back Guarantee.

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Are you on an accelerated schedule and already ready to move forward? If you need to get started with your Nexcess StoreBuilder Solution sooner rather than later, check out these resources:

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Read more about the Fully Managed Cloud Environment by Nexcess and its benefits for your business.

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We make applications easy with environment optimizations for:

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Next Steps with Fully Managed WordPress Hosting?

Read more about the Fully Managed WordPress Hosting and its benefits for your business.

Build Better Websites with Fully Managed WordPress Hosting 

It’s hosting optimized for WordPress. That means a faster, more secure and scalable website. Smart monitoring tools are built-in to help you keep it that way. 

It’s why WordPress Users Trust Nexcess Hosting.

We also have a variety of Nexcess support articles about WordPressincluding how to get your site going with a number of different configuration options. These resources include a great article on setting this up for Migrating to Nexcess with managed WordPress and managed WooCommerce hosting

Considering Use of a CDN?

Many businesspeople wonder how a CDN speeds up your ecommerce site, but they will discover that the reasons are remarkably straightforward. Review the content, resources, and links in this article to learn more about those reasons in full detail.  

Why Choose Nexcess?

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Resources for More Information

Need more help? The Applications, WooCommerceand WordPress sections within the Nexcess Knowledge Base are important resources for those seeking additional knowledge. 

The Applications section also contains valuable insights for those seeking additional knowledge about our other various hosted applications and platforms. Check out our related video playlists and articles below:

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Andrew Reynolds
Andrew Reynolds

Andrew is a Solutions Consultant for the Liquid Web Family of Brands, helping prospects choose the best solution. He is a technology enthusiast and is always looking for ways to expand his knowledge in different areas. Andrew has a passion for languages — both programming and human.