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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Blogger blog posts disappear from homepage

I've had problems where posts on my blogs on Blogger.com were gone from the homepage completely. They are still accessible via blog archive or direct bookmarks, but the main page becomes blank. This bug happened to two of my blogs yesterday and the day before yesterday. Needless to say, it's no fun, and your visitors won't appreciate not being able to read the posts either.

Thankfully, there was an easy fix. If you go to your Blogger Dashboard and then Layout of the bugged blog, click Edit on the Blog Posts element, and then click Save without changing anything, that should do the trick and make your posts appear on the homepage again. I've read reports on the Blogger support group on Google that publishing a new post helps as well.

This happened once to my DarkfallBlog and about three times (!) to AoCBlog. However it seems everything is going fine after I "fixed" this invisible posts on the homepage bug yesterday. I am posting the solution in case someone still needs it anyway.

20 comments:

Ken said...

I've had this problem several times as well. Thanks for the advice--I'll give it a shot.

LadyJava said...

Thank you so much for this entry. I've had pple asking me why this is and have have no answer.. is this a glitch from Blogger? Do you know if they have it on their official site coz I can't find any info there. :)

Elisa said...

Wow, this must be a new bug, because I just had this happen tonight with my whole front page. Thanks for this tip. I've had random posts "disappear" lately too, so what I do is move up the timecode by a minute and republish. Voila, they're back.

I hope blogspot fixes this soon, since it affects so many of us.

The Former 786 said...

That used to work for me, but it's not working this time.

Help?

Nesomn said...

Hi, tell me please how did you make to show comments and comment box right under your posts? Thank you

Andrew said...

Go to your Blogger dashboard, and then click Settings > Comments > go to Comment Form Placement > Embedded below post.

Nesomn said...

Thank Andrew, I tried that but the embedded comment box shows only if you hit the Comments option not immediatly under the post like yours and when I scroll down the page the older comments disappear. I don't know what happens, I'm just a newbie. Can you help please?

Nesomn said...

Thank you Andrew, I tried that but the comment box shows only if I enter the Comments page not immediatly under the post like yours. And also the older comments disappear if I scroll down the page, but not on every PC. I don't know what is happening, I'm only a newbie, can you help please?

Andrew said...

Hmm, I took a look at your blog and it seems to work fine for me? At least no different than my comment box does.

Wayne Leon Learmond said...

My posts have disappeared too. It is very very annoying. I hope the powers that be fix this, and pronto as it is getting beyond a joke now.

Wayne Leon Learmond said...

Also, my post list has disappeared from the right hand side of my screen. How do I get that back on? Now all I have is a long blank space where before I had a list of my work.

Wayne Leon Learmond said...

This solution does not work. It works for a bit but then the posts disappear again. This is definately a bug. They should sort this out as quickly as possible as too many of us are being affected by this now. This is peoples work we are talking about here.

Shermaine said...

It's happening for me too and it has happened more than once. It's not just one post btw, it's like 3. Altogether about like 5. I spent time on those posts, it's really frustrating.

Do you think Blogger knows about this? Can we inform them?

Su-zen said...

can you help me? my labels dont appear under my blog post. can you tell me what to do? thank you

Andrew said...

Well, you have to go to your blog Layout, click Page Elements, then click Edit in the Blog Posts part down there, and make sure there's a checkmark at "labels".

Shraga Elam said...

Try clicking on Dashboard> Layout> Edit HTML
and after saving your present template
click on:
Revert widget templates to default

and save it.

It should solve the proble

Anonymous said...

my comment section in my blog already disappear when i publish a new post..the old post still have..what can i do to bring it back?i already set show comment in comment setting and also check comment in page element in blog post..

Beauty Care said...

today i found that on the main page some of the posts are disappeared, i am unable to bring them back, can some body help me in this regard, in fact i tried to save blog post edit page but it is not working ..........plz can someone help............

Violent Heart Attack said...

the posts disappeared from my homepage which ruined my layout.. thankfully i googled and got your answer..=)

Beto Vargas said...

Andrew! Help! Do you know of any issues where one loses older blog posts where I haven't even come close to hitting the 500 post limit on my home page? Plus my previous entries button is gone.
http://betovargas.com

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