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  • I have a draft page I want to delete permanently.

    When I go to Pages in the Dashboard, the page is listed among the other pages. Hovering the page name, I get choices of Edit, Quick Edit, Trash, Preview, Duplicate This, and Edit With Visual Composer.

    I click on the “Trash” choice, and that link is red font. But the page is not removed from the list.

    I click on the linked Title for that page and go to that page. Over on the right side of the page, I have a red font link “Move to Trash.” I click on that.

    I go back to Pages in the Dashboard, and the page is still listed there.

    Nowhere do I find a way to permanently delete the page.

    Nowhere do I find a Trash folder to empty or whatever.

    So, what are the procedures for permanently deleting a page in real time?

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  • Moderator Steve Stern


    Support Team Volunteer

    This may be a plugin or theme conflict. Please attempt to disable all plugins, and use one of the default (Twenty*) themes. If the problem goes away, enable them one by one to identify the source of your troubles.

    Thanks, I’ll try that, depending on how you or someone else answers this question:

    Is it possible to (simply and easily?) delete the page via an ftp connection? Like just go into a folder and delete the page?

    Moderator Steve Stern


    Support Team Volunteer

    No. The page is in the database and may be referenced in multiple tables.

    You can delete a page from the database, but you have to follow all the connections.

    Okay, thanks.

    In looking back at it again, I discovered that the Title for that page was blank. That was apparently the reason it wouldn’t delete, because after I gave it a Title, it was removed from the list of pages when I clicked its red “Trash” link to send it to the trash.

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