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[resolved] Change a permalink? (5 posts)

  1. cmkay
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm new to WordPress, so please be gentle.

    I compose my posts in Microsoft Word before posting to WordPress, and I have Word set to replace straight quotes with smartquotes. I've found that smartquotes aren't handled properly by the program that creates permalinks, which results in "page not found" being displayed when the post's link is clicked on.

    Is there a way to change the permalink that was saved the first time the post was published?

    TIA, Caro

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I compose my posts in Microsoft Word

    That's an unhealthy habit.
    Don't do that. Use a plain text editor.

  3. cmkay
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Is that your answer?

    Caro

  4. moshu
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    That's the general answer, yes.

    As for editing the "permalink", which is incorrect wording - you want to edit the slug: go, edit the post and on the right find the "slug" field. Edit it.

  5. cmkay
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks, that works.

    As to your first reply, you should know that I've been doing technical work for almost 30 years, and for 15 of those years I've participated in online support. I've asked questions and I've answered questions. But I've never assumed that a user was wrong without knowing the circumstances of why the question was asked.

    I have special reasons for using Word, and they have to do with the appearance of posts on my website. Which is MY choice, and is the reason that I chose WordPress in the first place. Using Word saves me a lot of time because the WordPress built-in text editor is too limited to allow me to achieve the effect I want. I had worked out all the kinks except the one case in which I forget from time to time to change a smart quote in the title text.

    You couldn't know that because you didn't ask. You just assumed I had no good reason for what I was doing.

    Carolyn Kay

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