I have a page called “Photos”, and I created a page under it called “2004”. I expected the permalink to be “/photos/2004/”, but WordPress appended “-2” making the permalink “/photos/2004-2/”. I think this may be because there used to be another page called “2004”, but that page was deleted. How can I get the permalink “/photos/2004/” for my new “2004” page?
I have found that this is not specific to just the “2004” page, but all pages whose title is numeric. I even created a test page called “999432” and the permalink url had “-2” appended. This tells me that my first idea, that this had something to do with an old deleted page having had the same title, was a red herring.