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  • One thing I really liked about WP 2.3.x was being able to rewrite post-slugs. I’ve put WP 2.5 on my test blog and I can’t see a way to do it. The handy little box is gone. I haven’t found another way to do it.

    As other people have mentioned, I also liked the flexibility of being able to move things around in the write-post section. Some things I never use, so they’re at the bottom. It’s a lot easier. It’s like WP 2.5 went backwards here.

    I think there’s a lot of good stuff in 2.5 and look forward to using it, but until the write page is fixed I’m not downgrading my blog.

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  • The other problem is that the preview of the permalink doesn’t change if you change other things like the category (my URLs have the category name in them).

    I have WordPress 2.5 work on 3 servers, two work well with the Page slug (dedicated servers) and another is a hosting from 1and1 where the Page slug does not work.

    Same configuration and plugins!

    @link2caro, thanks for pointing out this problem originally, and for following up here and on the tracker.

    tai: Reproduced with PHP 4.3.3, but not with 5.2.3. It may be specific to the PHP version.

    Me: Issue reproduced with 4.4.8 not with 5.2.5

    Could you guys who does not follow the tracker specify your version of PHP here? Thanks


    Working on my localhost, had to do the following:

    1. My localhost runs Windows Vista which is pretty restrictive with file permissions. Grant all users to write permission to the file:


    which is located in your WordPress installation directory.

    2. modify httpd.conf to allow the directives in the .htaccess file to override global default server directives.

    AllowOverride All
    # the default was 'None'

    2.a – you’ll also need to turn on mod_rewrite:

    LoadModule rewrite_module modules/

    3. After you change the permalink settings, view the .htaccess file. It should contain something like the following:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /wp25/
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /wp25/index.php [L]
    # END WordPress

    4. Restart your apache server

    Note: if you are working on a shared host and this doesn’t work, contact your administrator and ask if mod_rewrite is loaded and if allow_overrides is ‘All’.



    I’ve built about 10 sites in WP 2.5 & 2.5.1 now, on a large variety of servers and PHP setups and I can confirm that this is a definite issue which doesn’t seem to have a whole lot of continuity as far as when it does or doesn’t work.

    On most of them, it’ll work once in a while and not other times.

    Until the feature has been sorted out, it’d be nice if it could just be down in the advanced options section. I suppose this isn’t the place to mention that though….



    Anyone figure this out my slugs aren’t saving / allowing me to edit either 🙁 wp2.51

    yup me too.. it’s not saving after edit the slug

    I have something similar with 2.51, I can change the slugs but it is not saving the period before .htm
    Also it reverts everything to lower case, I have some urls starting with an upper case that I would like to move over to WP.

    Is this the reason I am unable to assign in my style sheet custom header images to specific pages using the following css?

    #page_slug #header {
         background: url('custom_header.jpg');

    (This scenario is assuming my image file was in the same directory as the style sheet.)
    I use to have a site using 2.3 and this worked. Now with a new site using 2.5 it’s no go.

    yup me too.. it’s not saving after edit the slug

    Me too. If the permalink for a Page can’t be edited, I can’t upgrade to WP 2.5.1

    What isn’t very clear is that after you’ve edited the Page permalink (under the title), you then have to save the Page as well. Then it works.

    Upgrading to PHP 5.x on my 1and1 hosted installations has solved the Page slug problem for me.
    And, yes, you must save the edited slug AND the Page.

    I had a problem where I could not edit post slugs, because nothing happened when I hit the save-button.

    The reason was WP Security Scan plugin version 2.3. After I disabled it, I was able to edit the slugs.

    Just my 2 cents, if anyone else experiences a similar problem.

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