Support » Fixing WordPress » Reverse post slugs (%postname%) back to default?

  • Hello,
    I didn’t know if this was the right place to post, but I didn’t find any answer to my problem, so here goes.

    Basically I used a (mass-)slug-change plugin and I would like to go back in time. :p
    It’s a small plugin not listed in the Directory as far as I’m aware, hence why I posted here instead of the plugin section (plus my issue relates more to a core WordPress function).

    I recently moved my Blogger posts to WordPress.
    A little time later, I used the plugin, and what it did was change all my WordPress title slugs to their respective blogger_permalink custom fields (matched with their blogger post ID).
    I am told it is possible to reverse such a thing, but I don’t really know how.

    I would like to basically get the “old”/default slugs back, meaning the ones WordPress automatically generated when the Blogger posts got first imported. I am referring here to the default %postname% slugs, not the other permalink structures.

    Hope you peeps can help me with that.

    Many thanks in advance. 😉

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  • I don’t know what the plugin did, but can’t you just change the permalinks under “settings”->”permalinks”?

    I thought at first that would have fixed it, so I changed it to the other structures, say, Day and Name, and then back to %postname%, thinking that would ‘reset’ the postname, but it didn’t.
    The plugin changed inside the db each post’s permalink/slug to fit with the old Blogger ones (well at least linked the two inside the db).

    Only %postname% (used to) wreck(s) WP, but I don’t know if that still goes for the latest versions. I still use ID/postname, just to be sure, but that will probably not solve your problem.

    Yeah that doesn’t do much unfortunately.
    I’m wondering if there is a way to “force” WordPress to do what it did the first time I imported the posts, which is basically look at every post’s title and generate from there a slug for each.

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