Restoring Page

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  • #111676
    roblaplace
    Member

    I lost all my images in a page. Added a few (two) new images today then decided to trash them in media. In addition to the two, noticed all of the captioned images were gone from the page. Also, several images that were posted on the page are no longer in media. Don’t understand why this happened. I’ve been trying to restore my page, but the gallery photos aren’t loading even though they’re present in the text. I just want to revert back to a prior revision so the photos are present. Any help is appreciated.

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    #111793
    roblaplace
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    BTW, the page is titled “Beach & Arthur, Inc.”

    #111794
    roblaplace
    Member
    Original poster

    Trying to restore this revision: 31 May @ 13:52

    <p style=”text-align: justify;”>The Beach & Arthur C0. of Indianapolis, Indiana was a paper novelty company engaged in the manufacture of napkins, tablecloths, plates and cups in a wide range of design and color from 1928 -1941. The style of their fine artwork was very distinctive. The graphics were extremely well defined and symmetrically woven throughout the patterns of their designs. The disposable nature of their products, primarily associated with the food industry, combined with a brief 13 year production run makes finding high-quality examples difficult.</p>
    <p style=”text-align: justify;”>Excerpts from our long-established personal vintage Halloween collection representing the high watermark of condition and rarity.</p>
    <p style=”text-align: justify;”>We periodically add photographs as we maintain our archive.</p>

    [gallery ids="2289,3348,6876,6154,6153,6151,3349,6847,2809,2831,6157,7120,6007,7181,7182,6012,6862,6627,6864,7118" columns="1" size="large"]

    #111802
    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Added a few (two) new images today then decided to trash them in media.

    Did you delete the images from your Media Library? If you did, unfortunately there isn’t a way to get them back, as once they’re deleted from there they’re gone.

    If you only removed images from a page or post, they should still be in the Media Library.

    You can check your Media Library at My Sites > Media:

    https://en.support.wordpress.com/media/

    If you need help with anything else that isn’t related to your theme, feel free to use the live chat support available here:

    https://wordpress.com/help/contact

    #111818
    roblaplace
    Member
    Original poster

    Thanks for your answer, kathrynwp! With all due respect it’s not that cut and dry for me. My site is not a blog so I don’t edit frequently. I don’t feel I was properly warned when I unknowingly deleted these images in bulk. I never receive updates regarding any procedural changes to this theme. Not to mention this media change. This feature hasn’t always been in play. I’d noticed several images highlighted in numbered blue frames, but clueless as to why. These numbered blue framed images weren’t present the last time I edited my WordPress site approximately six months ago. In retrospect I gathered the highlighted images were all the numerous photos on the page I was editing. I was not opting for a bulk deletion. I was simply deleting two images on the page after which I decided to go directly to my media library via the page I was editing to delete the same two photos unaware the photos on the page were highlighted throughout my media library. I only intended to delete the two photos that I deleted previously on the page I was editing.

    Additionally, there was no warning message posted prior to deleting images from a page stating all numbered images outlined in blue in addition to my selected image are about to be permanently deleted. No cancel to stop or ok to delete- nothing – just a trash can. There is definitely a serious need for the installation of this safeguard and notification of updates to all users to avoid a similar fate.

    Reinserting the photos would be labor intensive for me, but recreating the exact caption wording under each photo after numerous revisions would be virtually impossible. I happen to know something can be done to rectify this as I’ve read about this on another WordPress.com thread. I am happy to provide you with the link.

    Thanking you in advance for your assistance!

    #111819
    roblaplace
    Member
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    #111820

    Hi roblaplace,

    I was able to retrieve the captions as of May 30, 2017 00:14:18 GMT via Google’s web cache of the page:

    Five coved luncheon plates, USA, Beach & Arthur, Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana, 1930s. Four differing vignettes separated by smiling-faced moons. Scarecrow pattern. 8″ square.

    Four handled cups with coordinating coved saucers, USA, Beach & Arthur, Inc., (incised name), 1930s, Scarecrow pattern.

    Factory sealed luncheon set, USA, Beach & Arthur, Inc., 1930s, Scarecrow pattern. This high-quality example is in remarkable condition.

    Luncheon napkin, USA, Beach & Arthur, Inc.,1930s, 13.5” square (opened), lightly embossed leaf design. Scarecrow pattern. This high-quality example is in remarkable condition.

    Luncheon napkin, USA, Beach & Arthur, Inc.,1930s, 13.5” square (opened), lightly embossed leaf design. Scarecrow pattern. This high-quality example is in remarkable condition.

    Coved luncheon and desert plate, USA, Beach & Arthur, Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana, 1930s. Four identical vignettes separated by four identical corn shocks and pumpkins. Witch Trio pattern. Luncheon: 8″ square. Desert: 6” square.

    Six coved luncheon plates, USA, Beach & Arthur, Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana, 1930s. Four identical vignettes separated by four identical corn shocks and pumpkins. Witch Trio pattern. 8″ square.

    Complete set of eight factory sealed nut cups, USA, Beach & Arthur, Inc. (incised name), 1930s, 2 oz. cup, 1.5” h x 2” in diameter. This was sold with stock number 68H. Pretty Witch pattern. This high-quality, NOS example is uber-rare and in pristine condition.

    Complete set of eight nut cups, USA, Beach & Arthur, Inc. (incised name), 1930s, 2 oz. cup, 1.5” h x 2” in diameter. This was sold with stock number 68H. Pretty Witch pattern. These high-quality, NOS examples are remarkably rare and in pristine condition.

    Luncheon napkin, USA, Beach & Arthur, Inc.,1930s, 13.5” square (opened). Pretty Witch pattern. This high-quality example is in remarkable condition.

    Beverage cups, USA, Beach & Arthur, Inc. (incised name), 1930s, 6 oz., 3.75” h x 3” in diameter. Pretty Witch pattern.

    Coved luncheon plate, USA, Beach & Arthur, Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana, 1930s. Four differing vignettes separated by identical geometric pattern. Owl pattern. 9″ square.

    Coved luncheon and desert plate, USA, Beach & Arthur, Inc. of Indianapolis, Indiana, 1930s. Four differing vignettes separated by four differing iconic Halloween characters. Witch & Black Cat pattern. Luncheon: 8″ square. Desert: 6″ square.

    Luncheon napkin, USA, Beach & Arthur, Inc.,1930s, 13.5” square (opened). Witch & Black Cat pattern. This high-quality example is in remarkable condition.

    Luncheon napkin, USA, Beach & Arthur, Inc., 1930s, 13.5” square (opened), lightly embossed border. Compatible with Owl, Witch & Black Cat and Scarecrow patterns. This high-quality example is in remarkable condition.

    Set of six nut cups, USA, Beach & Arthur, Inc. (incised name), 1930s, 2 oz. cup, 1.5” h x 2” in diameter. Kitty Carving JOL pattern.

    Luncheon napkin, USA, Beach & Arthur, Inc.,1930s, 13.25” square (opened). Kitty Carving JOL pattern.

    #111821
    roblaplace
    Member
    Original poster

    Thank you dcoleonline! How about restoring the 17 images to my media library. It would be greatly appreciated.

    #111852
    kathrynwp
    Staff

    Unfortunately we’re not able to retrieve your images. Across all of WordPress.com, site restores from backup are done only in extremely exceptional, emergency situations – perhaps a couple per year, at most. The thread you linked to above is over three years old. Site restores (which is what was being offered – there isn’t a way to restore only images, it’s the entire site or nothing that gets rolled back to a previous version) have many drawbacks, and are not something we would offer normally offer today.

    David found your captions in a Google-cached page from May 30, but it didn’t contain the photos.

    Sorry I don’t have a better solution – I know it means some extra work for you to re-upload your images.

    Please feel free to contact us via live chat if you need further help with anything not related to your theme. You can access live chat via this link:

    https://wordpress.com/help/contact

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