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How do I change a permalink (10 posts)

  1. kwaters
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am trying to change the permalink of page from /pioneer-2 to /pioneer. I have deleted the previous version of the Pioneer page after creating a duplicate which I named 'test'. I understand that I can't name a page when there is another page with the same name but there is no other page named Pioneer anymore as it's been permanently deleted.

    I've been looking through the Forums and have tried all the suggested help, like changing the name and updating the page without saving the new name, keeping it highlighted and updating.... none of those suggestions have worked.

    We've already publized the link with /pioneer so i'm really hoping that someone can help me to solve this challenge.

  2. David Choi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Maybe a page/post with the same permalink still exists, might wanna try using this plugin

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/better-delete-revision/

    to delete them.

  3. kwaters
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks WpThemes777.com. I downloaded that plugin but don't see how to use it. The plugin webpage is in Italian...

  4. kwaters
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    got the plugin to work but it didn't fix the problem. any other suggestions?

  5. cinghaman
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Did you permanently deleted your post, a good option is to go to all posts > thrash > delete the previous version permanently

  6. David Choi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you know how to access Phpmyadmin from your hostings Panel, you can try to run the following SQL code in the SQL tab:

    select id, post_title, post_name from wp_posts where post_name like "%pioneer%";

    to list all the post and pages that uses "pioneer" URL, so you can verify it.

  7. kwaters
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, I've permanently deleted the trash. I don't know how to access the PHPmyadmin from my hosting panel, but maybe i'll give it a try. I use Hostgator and they are usually pretty helpful.

    The ironinc thing is that i've been able to make changes to other WP sites that i administer...

  8. David Choi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes, Hostgator accounts do have Phpmyadmin (if you have cPanel option included in the feature list)

  9. kwaters
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi David, I found the Phpmyadmin in Hostgator. How do I know which database to query?

  10. David Choi
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    If you edit the wp-config.php file using the File Manager, you will see the database name, username, password, etc. you are using for your WordPress site.

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