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[resolved] unable to change slug "used by another term" (6 posts)

  1. dtclarinet
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I wish to create a category with slug "flow-breathing" but WP says slug being used by another term, and insists on "flow-breathing-2"

    I had used this phrase a few times in post tags. I deleted all tags w this slug from posts. Some titles contain the phrase with other words such as flow-breathing-breath-technique".

    Why am I not allowed to rename the slug?

    http://blog.davidhthomas.net

    thanks,
    David

  2. James Huff
    Support Representative
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Go to the Posts and the Pages areas of your admin panel and check the Trash section in each. If you find a Post or Page with flow-breathing as the slug, delete it permanently, or just empty the trash.

  3. dtclarinet
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks for your response.

    There are no posts with that tag or slug in trash or drafts.

  4. James Huff
    Support Representative
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Can you use phpMyAdmin (most hosting providers offer this in their control panel) to search your database for flow-breathing and see what comes up?

  5. dtclarinet
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks James. Found the lingering data and deleted it. That did the trick!!

    David

  6. James Huff
    Support Representative
    Posted 5 years ago #

    You're welcome!

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