I recently deleted a page that had the Permalink of “Live”. I also permanently deleted it from the trash bin.
I wanted to make a new page with the same permalink, so I created a new “Live” page.
However, the OLD page still appears when I go to the URL, totally ignoring anything I type in the new “Live” page. Also note that the permalink did not default to Live-2, so it is not like it’s sitting around somewhere.
I went into the database and found no trace of it. I ran WP-Optimize, and there is no change. I cleared my browser’s cache, I pressed ctrl-F5… no matter what I do, the OLD deleted page still shows up! Why?
I am completely baffled. I should be able to reuse this URL, but it’s not letting me. Is it hanging out somewhere that I haven’t checked?