I just went through ten minutes of blogging nightmare. I use both WordPress mobile application and desktop browser to write and edit my posts. Last night I noticed that for some reason the mobile app stopped updating the draft posts written on PC. I used the force stop for the WordPress app but it made no difference whatsoever.
Today I finished my newest post Are Your Tools Clean? on my PC. It went live somewhat six hours ago, but I have a habit of reading my posts on a browser after I have posted them and test the links once more. I did this just half an hour ago with my smart phone’s browser. I noticed that one of the links didn’t work so I changed it in the WordPress app and pressed update. A big mistake!
I didn’t read the post through – I just quickly went for the malfunctioning link and repaired it. When I returned to the browser to see the post again, it was gone! I got this horrible sinking feeling that I had done something really stupid. You see, I didn’t remember the mobile app got stuck last night. It was still stuck. And the mobile app had a very unfinished version of the new post so when I pressed update, it updated to this version of the post which was still under a draft status.
So whilst balancing between rewriting the post and jumping off the cliff I remembered seeing a word revision over the preview/publish buttons. And voilà! I found my precious post and returned it back to it’s place! Phew! I’m way too old for this kind of excitement.