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  • Hi There,

    Recently, I have created a website on WordPress with two categories i.e. and example/oral-test.

    Now, when I am trying to create a post using both posts then it is not working properly.


    I want Two Posts


    But When I Am trying to publish second post then it is something like instead of I checked all posts under the category “oral-test” but no one is identical so How can I resolve this problem, I want URL not


    Regards & Thanks

    • This topic was modified 3 years, 4 months ago by Jan Dembowski. Reason: Moved to Fixing WordPress, this is not an Everything else WordPress topic
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  • Usually when WordPress appends the “-2” to a slug, that means you still have the old content by the same name, probably in the trash, draft, etc. If so, try emptying it.

    Moderator Steven Stern (sterndata)


    Volunteer Forum Moderator

    Slugs must be unique, regardless of category or parent.

    Thread Starter ravikumar4587


    Hey Steve and Harmony,

    I have created 2 different categories “written-test” and “oral-test” and then published a post under the category “written-test” where the URL is and now when i am trying to create an another webpage for america under different category then I am getting “-2”. I do not have any image in media section, no nothing, I have checked all the sections.

    Am i getting “-2” because I already created the webpage “America” under different category which is “written-test”??

    Moderator Steven Stern (sterndata)


    Volunteer Forum Moderator

    Category is irrelevant. Parent page is irrelevant. Only the post/pages actual slug is relevant and that must be unique. <borg>Resistance is futile.</borg>

    You’ll need to come up with a better page title/slug for each.

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