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  • I want to get rid of the menu structure in all of my website pages.
    I cannot edit menu-part of permalink if I edit the page.

    If the page is a sub-item in the menu structure I get sometimes the menu structure in the URL.
    SO if I click menu item Hanuman Chalisa > Marathon, it shows in the browser bar as
    http://kirtan.nu/hanuman-chalisa/hanuman-chalisa-marathon/
    In this case the first hanuman-chalisa comes out of the menu, hanuman-chalisa-marathon is the name of the page.
    So I want to get http://kirtan.nu/hanuman-chalisa-marathon/

    On other menu subitems the menu structure is not there.
    Eg Activiteiten > ecstatic Chant shows as
    http://kirtan.nu/ecstatic-chant/
    No idea where the difference comes from.

    Permalink setting is on Post name.

    Any thoughts?

    If I make a new page it is ok, I just checked.

    I just found out that if I ga to All pages and then quick edit, I can change the parent to no page.
    Is that the only way?

    It seems that the “error” occured on pages I moved to another main menu item. Could that be the cause?

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  • Moderator Steve Stern (sterndata)

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    Forum Moderator & Support Team Volunteer

    Page parent/child relationships have nothing to do with the menu. How your menu is organized does not affect URLs. Parent/child relationships do.

    Thread Starter hansbeen

    (@hansbeen)

    Why would I want a page with a parent-child relationship? To get a structure in the URL or something like that? For me it makes the url way too long and complicated

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    Moderator Steve Stern (sterndata)

    (@sterndata)

    Forum Moderator & Support Team Volunteer

    I just found out that if I ga to All pages and then quick edit, I can change the parent to no page.

    You set them up that way…. why did you do that?

    You’d use a parent/child relationship if you explicitly want the page relationships to be part of their URLs.

    Thread Starter hansbeen

    (@hansbeen)

    That’s the point, I never set it up that way (or at least I think I didn’t :-). I have 2 other websites where I never ran into this problem. Is there no way or setting in which worpress does that automatic?

    Moderator Steve Stern (sterndata)

    (@sterndata)

    Forum Moderator & Support Team Volunteer

    Is there no way or setting in which worpress does that automatic?

    no

    Thread Starter hansbeen

    (@hansbeen)

    Ok, now it’s all clear for me.
    Apparently I did some things or experimenting in the past that caused it, but I have no memory of that.
    Thanx for the quick answers 🙂

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