Support » Plugin: Yoast SEO » Self-changing permalinks !?

  • Resolved toutpourmasante



    I am currently having problems with the blog post permalinks.

    The permalinks are changed on a regular basis without my intervention. The strange thing is that sometimes a single letter is removed from the permalink. Most of the time it is changed to a permalink with my keywords and/or my title but not in the same order.
    For two weeks now I have had a few broken links on some of my articles, and even on some of my Woocommerce products.

    It may have nothing to do with Yoast but since this is your area of ​​expertise I hope at least I can get your advice or ideas as to where it might come from?

    I changed my wordpress and ftp passwords because I initially thought my website was hacked but the problem persists.

    Thanks for your help.


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  • Plugin Support suascat_wp



    `We would like to continue to investigate this issue and therefore, we expect few more information about your setup. This might help us replicate the issue on our end:

    1. Can you confirm you are using the most recent Yoast SEO, v17.8? If you update, does the issue resolve?

    2. Are all your non-Yoast plugins and themes also updated?

    3. Can you confirm you are using WordPress 5.8.3? Please know that if you are using an older version of WordPress Core you may experience unexpected behavior with Yoast. This guide explains more:

    4. Are you seeing any JavaScript errors in your browser console?

    After confirming everything above is in order but the issue still persists, we suggest doing a conflict check.

    Often, we see problems occur in combination with another plugin or theme. The fastest way to rule out any conflict, is to deactivate all non-Yoast plugins and switch to a standard theme like Twenty Twenty.

    Please test this on your development or staging site, if you have one. If not, we recommend using the Health Check & Troubleshooting plugin. This plugin has a troubleshooting mode, which does not affect normal visitors to your site.

    If you’re unfamiliar with checking for conflicts, we’d like to point you to a step-by-step guide that will walk you through the process: How to check for plugin conflicts.

    Plugin Support devnihil


    We are going ahead and marking this issue as resolved due to inactivity. If you require any further assistance please create a new issue.

    Thread Starter toutpourmasante



    1. Am using the last version : 17.9
    2. All my plugins and themes are updated.
    3. I am using the 5.8.3 version of Worpdress
    4. I am not seeing JavaScript errors

    It will be hard to test what you suggested since the error occurs randomly…

    Its been a while now since Yoast is changing my slugs. And I thought it was fixed:


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