A blogger’s worst nightmare

When you hit Save Draft and you get this message:

WordPress Failure Notice: Your attempt to edit this post has failed. Please try again.

Luckily for me, when I hit the Back button I discovered that WordPress had auto-saved the draft and none of my edits were lost.

Still, perhaps they should consider using a slightly less severe tone. Failure Notice is a bit harsh, don’t you think? Doesn’t seem to fit with the WordPress brand, and it certainly didn’t make me feel very good!

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  1. says

    Another option is to use an offline editor such as MarsEdit (OSX) which connects to your blog directly. I'm sure similar tools are available for PC users. Local drafts FTW!

  2. lisarex says

    Then again….

    Not seconds after I read this blog post, @clairethomey Twittered “Fabulous. MacBook Pro power cord died. I've got 4 blog posts locked in my MarsEdit as local drafts until my new one gets shipped. *fail*”

    Oh dear! Life is a no-win situation sometimes, isn't it?

    I've also had WordPress present me with that ominous error message, but my blog post was there. I tend to compose posts in a Mail window, then paste to WP when I'm ready to finesse.

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