BACKGROUND In November, a former student contacted me that he had about 258 search errors in his Google Search Console. There were 352 pages on his WordPress site, so that is significant.
As can be expected, I found that his site had been hacked. The only back up we could find was one from 2012, which was helpful in retrieving some of the posts, but the rest we had to recreated from archive.org.
CURRENT ISSUE It was my student's intention to copy and paste the posts into the new WordPress install himself, but I don't think he got very far into the process. (Good thing I had backed up the list in a Google Doc.) Now, most of the items previously listed in the Google Search Console are missing, even though only part of them had been marked as fixed.
QUESTION Does Google just purge the URL errors list after a certain amount of time, if no action is taken on those items?