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[resolved] Menu "original" overrides new URL (6 posts)

  1. chappie
    Member
    Posted 1 month ago #

    I moved a page from one sub-menu to another and now, although it is functional, it displays the original URL (which, AFAICT, doesn't exist any more). How can I fix the URL?

    The page is called "Distance therapy" and it is correctly positioned in Appearance>Menus as a sub-sub item, i.e.:

    Healing
    >Reiki
    >>Distance Therapy

    The menu renders correctly in the browser but this page loads as http://www.beautyandsoul.net/buy/distance-therapy/ -- which is where it began its life before I moved it.

    It seems to be picking this URL up from the "Original" field in Appearance>Menus (which may or may not be useful provenance to know under some circumstances). But I would rather kill it if it means the repositioned page will display the correct URL. Problem is there isn't any editable text in the "Original" field -- and when I try to edit the Permalink on the page itself, only the last part of the URL is editable.

    How should I do it? TIA.

  2. ElectricFeet
    Member
    Posted 1 month ago #

    Delete and re-insert?

  3. chappie
    Member
    Posted 1 month ago #

    Hi ElectricFeet. I've been staring at the two Appearance>Menus options "Remove" and "Cancel", wondering if I dare touch either of them without grave consequences. I've even been scouring Google trying to find an explanation of the "Cancel" command - and I can't find one! Does it simply restore the most recently saved menu item settings if you change your mind in mid-edit? If so, I might respectfully suggest to our lords and masters that "Undo" might have been a better choice…

    Meanwhile, "Remove" removes only the menu item - not the page, right?

    I'm like a rabbit caught in the headlights here. Thanks for your help.

    (I still need to know why this thing is happening, even if I can fix it by deleting and starting over. How can I sleep not knowing?)

  4. chappie
    Member
    Posted 1 month ago #

    I tried removing the page and added it back again from the Pages panel under Appearance>Menus - but it came in with the same darned breadcrumb, i.e. buy/distance-therapy !

    In that Pages panel, when I click on View All, it shows Distance Therapy as a sub-item of the Buy menu -- which is where I moved it from many weeks ago. Any idea why it is still showing up there? That's a weird view anyway - it shows hierarchical menus but none of the sub-items is in the right order.

  5. chappie
    Member
    Posted 1 month ago #

    Even when I promote the Distance Therapy page to the top level, it still displays its buy/distance-therapy URL.

    Looks like it has somehow become corrupt imho so I guess I'll delete the page and create a new one.

  6. chappie
    Member
    Posted 1 month ago #

    And then when I go to the page HTML and prepare to copy it before nuking the page, I realise that it has "Buy" set as its parent menu in the Page Attributes panel!

    Mea culpa. Apologies for wasting your time.

    [PS. Thanks a bunch for the 404s - hopefully now all fixed]

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