One of my blog entries has disappeared!

Travel Forums System Talk One of my blog entries has disappeared!

1. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 1377 posts) 48w Star this if you like it!

I just tried to visit one of my blog entries, the one titled 'Meeting Virtual Tourist friends in Germany' which should be at https://toonsarah.travellerspoint.com/404/. When I click on the link in the table of contents, or click on previous in the following entry, I get an error message: Ooops, that page could not be found! But if I go to 'Manage this blog' it is there on the list and I can edit it, save it, but still not see it. Any ideas what is wrong please?

2. Posted by zzlangerhans (Travel Guru 362 posts) 48w Star this if you like it!

I can't answer that for you but after seeing the site go down entirely more than once I have been careful to archive a copy of each of my posts to a word file on my hard drive. It might even be wise to do the same using WordPress in order to have a back-up in the cloud. Losing one blog post would be extremely frustrating but I can't imagine the idea of losing all my work. Devastating.

3. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 1377 posts) 48w Star this if you like it!

Quoting zzlangerhans

I can't answer that for you but after seeing the site go down entirely more than once I have been careful to archive a copy of each of my posts to a word file on my hard drive. It might even be wise to do the same using WordPress in order to have a back-up in the cloud. Losing one blog post would be extremely frustrating but I can't imagine the idea of losing all my work. Devastating.

It's OK, I have a copy in Word (I always draft in Word first) and it's backed up on One Drive and on my separate hard drive :) I just wondered why it's disappeared from my records here when all the other entries are working fine - or at least, those I've tested.

4. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5680 posts) 48w Star this if you like it!

404 is the HTTP status code for "Page Not Found".

I suspect Peter set up some internal redirect at some point which causes any /404 URL to display that "not found" page - not realizing that very prolific blog authors would run into it. (Or more likely, "/404" is the internal URL for the "not found" page which is shown, and that overrides the internal processing which would otherwise show the correct blog entry.)

So: thank for the bug report! I suspect that Peter can fix it in short order. :)

[ Edit: Edited on 22-Nov-2020, 20:12 GMT by Sander ]

5. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 1377 posts) 48w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Sander

404 is the HTTP status code for "Page Not Found".

I suspect Peter set up some internal redirect at some point which causes any /404 URL to display that "not found" page - not realizing that very prolific blog authors would run into it. (Or more likely, "/404" is the internal URL for the "not found" page which is shown, and that overrides the internal processing which would otherwise show the correct blog entry.)

So: thank for the bug report! I suspect that Peter can fix it in short order. :)

Ah, of course - I should have spotted the possible conflict between 404 error codes and my page number. As you say, hopefully Peter can sort it :)

6. Posted by Peter (Admin 7018 posts) 48w 1 Star this if you like it!

Ok, this should be fixed now. It was indeed a conflict with the 404 error page.

7. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 1377 posts) 48w Star this if you like it!

Quoting Peter

Ok, this should be fixed now. It was indeed a conflict with the 404 error page.

Thank you for the prompt response and fix :)

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9. Posted by Vic_IV (Respected Member 151 posts) 46w Star this if you like it!

Hello, Sarah!
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Best wishes from Ukraine!
:)

10. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 1377 posts) 46w Star this if you like it!

Hi Vic - the photo doesn't seem to have worked but good to hear from you nevertheless!