WordPress is saying that "pages already exist" when I import xml but they don't exist!
I'm working with two WP websites. One is a development site and the other is the live main site. I exported all content from the development site to an xml file. I then deleted ALL posts, pages, and media from the main site. I try to import on the main site using Tools>Import>WordPress and select the xml file.
When I import it says that "page already exists" for all my pages. The pages used to exist on the main site, but now they don't because I deleted them before I tried to import. I know it is standard wordpress procedure to not import existing pages, but how come I can't import pages that used to exist???
Is this a bug in the delete mechanism?