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[resolved] Can't use slug after permanent deleting old post (3 posts)

  1. Caleb Storkey
    Posted 10 months ago #

    I have a post which I have permanently deleted and when I try and use that slug again it doesn't allow me to and comes up with a pagename2.

    I've read other comments of people who've had a similar problem on here. I recognise that WP seems to think this page exists still.

    After backing up the Database, how do I go into it to make the change. Where do I access the database? What changes do I need to make?

    Appreciate your thoughts...

  2. joelkriteman
    Posted 10 months ago #


    Maybe a silly question but when you say permanently deleted do you mean you emptied your trash too?

    I had this problem before and as long as the posts were still in the trash folder WordPress was still holding those names in the database.

  3. Caleb Storkey
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Thanks Joel- That's helpful! All the best. Caleb


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