Page name (deleting number from)

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  • #1218660

    thebigbuzz
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    How do I get rid of the number ‘-2’ that crops up at the end of most of my page names? It’s there because I originally created the pages, then deleted them fairly soon after (as I was trying to get the order right), then re-created them. The original versions of the pages no longer exist, so why have I got ‘-2’ still as part of the page names? Actually, I don’t need to know the answer to that! I just need to know how to get rid of the number – so my page titles would read, for example, ‘www.yorkauthors.co.uk/fiction’ rather than ‘www.yorkauthors.co.uk/fiction-2’. (If it’s relevant, my theme is ‘Misty Lake’)
    Many thanks for your help!
    theBigBuzz

    The blog I need help with is yorkauthors.co.uk.

    #1218791

    timethief
    Member

    The number is an indication of the fact that you created it before and deleted it but did not permanently delete it from your Trash.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/trash/
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/trash/#deleting-permanently

    #1218804

    thebigbuzz
    Member

    Aha! Thank you *so* much for explaining that! It *would have* solved my problem, except that my trash is now empty – I assume because I originally created then trashed the pages over 30 days ago. So, given that the original pages no longer exist and have been automatically deleted, any further ideas about how I go about getting rid of the number that appears at the end of my current page names? Many thanks for any light you can shed!

    #1218842

    justpi
    Member

    Go to Pages > All Pages, click Quick Edit under each page title, correct the Slug, click Update.

    #1218924

    thebigbuzz
    Member

    Genius!! Thank you *so* much! Problem solved! Now I have no numbers at the end of my page names. I’m very grateful for your assistance.

    #1218940

    justpi
    Member

    You’re welcome!

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