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When a WordPress post is trashed, all the comments are trashed as well. I would expect the "undo" button to restore both the post and the comments. However, all the comments seem to just disappear : they're not moved into the Dashboard->Comments->Trashed folder, and they are not restored with the original post.

Is there a way to get them back ?

Thank you in advance.

  • I can't replicate this on a vanilla install. – birgire Oct 20 '16 at 13:59
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    I can confirm that @birgire says - this does not happen on a fresh install of 4.6.1 with the twentysixteen theme active. No plugins. Suggestion: try reverting to a default theme to see if that resolves the issue. If not, it's time to play the 'find which plugin is causing this problem' game. – RichardTape Oct 25 '16 at 19:19
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Once you restore the posts that are trashed you can try running the comment-fix.php script to reset the comments to appear and show the correct count. If it has been over thirty days in the trash the comments are gone for good, sorry.

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