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How to remove old unused permalinks (slug) in WordPress

“unused permalinks” (slug) – how to remove :

Situation

I was refreshing my portfolio (it’s been awhile) and tried to make a new page in WordPress.

Now the slug (permalink) I wanted was www.my-website.com/portfolio 

Problem

I didn’t want to edit the old one, so I decided to make a new page.

But since I made a page with the same title in the past it gave me –> ../portfolio-2

So I deleted the first one I made… That didn’t help me one bit. Now I created a new page and slug became ../portfolio-3

You can surely understand that I was getting frustrated.

Solution > unused permalinks

It might be a silly thing, but I didn’t find any solutions on the internet (immediately)

It was actually quite simple getting rid of the duplicate setting of the unused permalinks

… Go to > “All pages” in  “Pages” > Trash

How to remove an old unused duplicate permalink (slug) in WordPress

and permanently delete all trashed pages. That’s it!

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8 thoughts on “How to remove old unused permalinks (slug) in WordPress

  1. Hi. Thank you very much for this post! It is quite simple, certainly; but I hadn’t think of it. And I’m sure many other people, too.

  2. Hi @7ecd55355b19d72497b8d8d55a35da0a:disqus,

    I’m glad I could have been of any assistance.;) #spreadingTheKnowledge

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