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October 27, 2017 at 10:56 pm #411732johnzoro
On my website greatest reviews i normally have the url then the slug
so it would be like greatest reviews .co. uk /name-of-post/
this seems to be fine for all of my posts, except this one post i’m working on
whenever i try and set the slug to name-of-post it always adds a 2 at the end.
Now i know this is because there is probably something else using that like an image or another post, so i checked and deleted all images relating to that keyword and there were no other posts.
There were also no other catergories or tags.
I then went into phpmyadmin and went to wp_posts and found it in there and deleted it.
This seemed to work…. or so i thought.
I created a draft post now and when i try and set the slug to name-of-post it adds a 14 to the end of it
The only thing i can think of is maybe the sections are getting slugs/permalinks?
Any ideas?October 28, 2017 at 9:43 am #412026TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
That can happen when a post with the same name is in the trash – have you looked in there? Once you empty your trash, it should be available again.October 28, 2017 at 9:49 am #412031johnzoro
Its not in trashOctober 28, 2017 at 8:08 pm #412145TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Hmm, so here’s the only ways that I know of that can cause this.
1. Another post/page/attachment (media library)/custom post type item with the same permalink.
2. An item in the trash (within any of the above) with the same permalink.
If that’s not the case, you either have an issue with your database, or a plugin rewriting permalinks that has a bug.October 29, 2017 at 1:19 am #412224johnzoro
it only happens on one particular post.
like i mentioned earlier, i checked all my posts, pages, catergories and media and deleted everything related to that post
I even went into phmyadmin and deleted all the rows in there in wp_posts
This did make it work for a bit
I had it as post-name-here but because my post name was keyword 2017 the ultimate guide, it changed my slug to post-name-here-2017-ultimate guide
i didn’t notice this until after i’ve written some content then i tried to change it back but it wasn’t have any of it and added -14 to the end?October 29, 2017 at 1:28 am #412229johnzoro
oh something else i thought of was maybe it could be a “back up” of the postOctober 29, 2017 at 6:04 am #412314johnzoroOctober 29, 2017 at 6:05 am #412315johnzoro
ok it looks good in phpmyadmin but still comes up with a number at the end in wordpressOctober 29, 2017 at 9:27 am #412459TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
So that screenshot says there’s a draft with the same permalink. Has it been permanently deleted (not just sent to trash)?
If none of that is working, you might need to check with WordPress.org support, as this is core WordPress functionality. Maybe they’ve seen the issue before.October 29, 2017 at 5:00 pm #412655johnzoro
that post in phpmyadmin is the post i am currently working on
it says it’s ok in phpmyadmin but in wordpress it adds a number to the end
ok seperate issue, but possibly related
sometimes when i update the title of sections, it updates the title of the post to the title of the last section i worked on
any ideas why this is happening too?October 29, 2017 at 5:12 pm #412663johnzoro
i just added 2017 to the end. no idea why this is happeningOctober 29, 2017 at 7:56 pm #412712TomLead DeveloperLead Developer
Best to stick to one issue per thread. If you can create a new topic for that separate issue, that would be great!
I’m not sure what you mean by adding 2017 to the end? Have you reported this to WordPress support yet? They see a lot of issues every day, so maybe this has come up before and they have a solution I’m not aware of.
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