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You can restore a prior version of your Wix site from your Site History.


To restore a prior version: Sign in to your Wix account > click My Sites > next to the relevant site, click Manage Site > on the right, under Handy Shortcuts, click Site History.

Here you can see an overview of all edits and changes that you have made to your saved and published site. This will make it easy for you to view, flag or restore to a prior version of your website at any time!


It's a good idea to flag and rename versions so that you can find them easily.


Note: The following components will not be affected when you restore a previous version of your site: Online Store, Blog, List Builder, and Apps


Note: You can also create a duplicate copy of your site.

To create a duplicate copy: Sign in to your Wix account > click My Sites > next to the relevant site, click Manage Site > on the right, under Handy Shortcuts, click Show More > click Duplicate Site.
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For further information click here or watch the video below.


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  • jozuajudah

    Replied by jozuajudah 3 days ago

    I don't have a shortcut that says site history so what do I do?

    • ariadned Wix Team

      Replied by ariadned 3 days ago

      Hi jozuajudah,

      Thanks for contacting Wix Support! 

      Please note, the site history is only for the HTML editor.

      Since your website is built using our Flash editors, the option is not available through "My Account".


      Note that we can restore any of your saved versions for you.

      I'v checked your "filmmaker" website, and found the following saved versions:

      Ariadne - Wix Team
    • jozuajudah

      Replied by jozuajudah 3 days ago

      Hi Ariande 

      Thank you for the the quick response. Number 49 please. Thank you so much.

    • ariadned Wix Team

      Replied by ariadned 3 days ago


      Please let us know if you require any further assistance.

      Kind regards,

      Ariadne - Wix Team
  • jfranek

    Replied by jfranek 4 days ago

    How can I edit the published website and delete the current website draft?

    So I worked on a website for my mom and then decided to let her work on it. For some reason she messed up the layout and positioning of the text and what not. She only saved her edits as drafts, so my original efforts are still the published version. Is there a way to delete the newest drafts and revert back to editing what the current published version is? I can't seem to find out how to edit what the current published version is because there have been more recent saved changes to the website draft. I appreciate any and all help.


    • Dima Wix Team

      Replied by Dima 3 days ago

      Hi Josh,

      I merged your message to the general thread concerning this issue. Please take a look at the best reply above. 


      Dima -Wix support team-
  • info10680

    Replied by info10680 4 days ago

    Hi There,


    we had one site being designed and created which had been saved, and then our domain got transferred over with the existing website and we lost the one we had been designing. Has it gone for good?


    I can only see the existing one in our history.

    • Nikolai Wix Team

      Replied by Nikolai 4 days ago



      Thank you for contacting us.


      The only Wix site I can see under this account is http://info10680.wix.com/textur.



      I would like to help you locate the Wix site you have in mind. Please assist me by providing with as much of the following information as possible:

      1. Wix Username:
      2. Email Address used to register your Wix account:
      3. Wix URL (i.e. http://www.wix.com/username/site or username.wix.com/site):
      4. Domain Name attached to your account:

      Thanks and I await your reply.


      Nikolai, Wix team
  • lisa23456

    Replied by lisa23456 July 20, 2014

    Where is my saved site?

    I spent many hours designing a new site - then I saved it - and now it is not there. WHERE IS IT!!!

    • Ritti Wix Team

      Replied by Ritti July 21, 2014


      I could see a variety of sites under your account. You can restore your site to each saved version as explained in the instructions above.

      Please let us know if you need further explanation.

      Best, Ritti
  • ehamazon

    Replied by ehamazon July 20, 2014

    Saved site earlier this evening but VIEW and RESTORE buttons won't highlight

    Saved my site this evening at 5:31pm. This version shows in my history but it will not highlight the view or restore buttons. I would like to restore this version and continue working on changes. Why can I not select restore?

    • Ritti Wix Team

      Replied by Ritti July 20, 2014


      I can see these latest version of your saved site:

      If you want to, you can let us know what version you want us to restore and we will do it for you.

      Best, Ritti
  • ashleyexquisite

    Replied by ashleyexquisite July 17, 2014

    I am having an issue of going under manage my sites, but the video above does not match what I see on my screen. My screen seems to look updated compared to the version showed in the video. help? 


    • Jonathan Wix Team

      Replied by Jonathan July 17, 2014

      Please tell us what you wish to do on your account so we can help you to the best of our abilities. Is it reverting back a site to a previously saved version?

  • ksteinharter

    Replied by ksteinharter July 17, 2014

    Help! I saved a blog post and it showed up on my home screen as it was supposed to, but then when I reopened it was gone... 

    • Jonathan Wix Team

      Replied by Jonathan July 17, 2014

      Please elaborate, what is the name of this blog post (we currently see 4 which function just fine, was there a fifth?).

    • ksteinharter

      Replied by ksteinharter July 17, 2014

      It was titled "Independence Day at Lake Granby" and was a replacement for "Traitors Daughter"

    • Or Wix Team

      Replied by Or July 18, 2014



      You can manage your site's history and retrieve old versions in order to try and find that post. For more information please click here.


      Please let us know in case you require further assistance.

      All the best, Or - Wix support team.
    • ksteinharter

      Replied by ksteinharter July 19, 2014

      Now the whole site won't save even though I am obviously logged in: 

      "An unexpected error occurred while saving your site data. Please make sure you are logged in to wix.com. If the problem persists please let us know by posting on our support forum (1971)"

    • Or Wix Team

      Replied by Or July 19, 2014



      I've visited your site's editor and was able to save your site on my end.


      Please clear your browser's cache and try again. You can find step by step instructions here.

      Should the issue persist, please let us know so that we may further assist.


      All the best, Or - Wix support team.
  • kinwalt

    Replied by kinwalt July 16, 2014

    hours of work not saved!

    I'm very upset right now.  I worked on my website this morning, finishing it and getting it ready to be published.  I saved at regular intervals - as I always do - and went to preview it.  Nothing had been saved and the site was back to the way it was before I worked on it today.

    Is there a way to fix this please?

    • Ritti Wix Team

      Replied by Ritti July 16, 2014


      I can see that you have many saved versions from today.

      Please refer to the best reply above and take a look at your saved editions within the history tool.

      Best, Ritti
    • kinwalt

      Replied by kinwalt July 16, 2014

      Yes, many versions saved today but when I tried to restore them, I get the Road to Nowhere message!  Bit pointless having a restore function if it doesn't work.  I was able to revert back to one from 8:30am, losing only SOME of the work.

      I have saved and duplicated the site now so hopefully this issue will not recur.

      Seeing that there are many posts on the topic, are you planning implementing a fix for this problem?

    • Or Y Wix Team

      Replied by Or Y July 16, 2014

      Please note that you have two sites updated today: copy-of-elephant4k and copy-of-elephant4k-2. Please make sure you are checking the correct Editor.


      In case the issue persists, please outline the specific changes that were not saved today, while adding a screenshot depicting them.


      For instructions on how to take a screenshot, please use this link.

      To upload the screenshot, simply click on the "Upload" button and follow the steps.



      All the best, Or
    • kinwalt

      Replied by kinwalt July 16, 2014

      Those are duplicated sites which I have saved SINCE the problem occurred.I have 2 copies of it in case the problem occurs again.  Seems to be a common and known issue that is not fixed. 

      I guess I will put the work in again on the site.

      You can close this thread now.  I've not really gained anything I didn't already know from the answers provided.

    • dinamiso Wix Team

      Replied by dinamiso July 16, 2014


      I feel there is a misunderstanding here and I wish to help you resolve the issue.

      I can see you have many sites under your Wix account.

      Are you referring to changes to being saved on the site: ' elephant4k ' ? 

      I can see the last time you saved and published the site was on: 7/16/14 7:55 PM


      Have you lost information since then ?


      Please send us an example of a last update on your site which was not saved.


      Thank you,


  • flytechInternational

    Replied by flytechInternational July 16, 2014

    I wish to reactivate my website i.e. http://petewest.wix.com/flytech2/fw-mataura#! It has been deactivated for some time can you help?

    • Alon - WIX team Wix Team

      Replied by Alon - WIX team July 16, 2014

      In order to connect your domain name to one of your wix websites you simply need to repurchase one of our premium packages.

      Purchase the yearly Unlimited plan and receive this coupon!


      For the Wix Premium Learning Center, click here.

      Moreover, you should try using our new HTML5 editor

      Alon - Wix Team
  • legendaryhorde

    Replied by legendaryhorde July 16, 2014

    I don't have a site history button.  I changed my home page and lost my whole site and cant get it back, can some one help me please??????? this was my site address http://legendaryhorde.wix.com/legendary-horde#!

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