Missing Items From my.openhab

Hello! I just configured my.openhab. I am running the latest Cloudbees build (1.8) and am using the 1.7 version of my.openhab for the binding. I’m finding that I can’t see my items in the web interface, and IFTTT can’t see them either. Any idea s on how to troubleshoot this?

Did you set up persistence?

I didn’t, but have now. Thank you!