How to Force WordPress to Empty the Trash
I think we can all agree, when working with WordPress there may be times when you want to force it to empty the trash.
This is handy if you’ve deleted a post or page in the past but want to use the same slug for a new version of that page. That slug won’t become available until you empty the trash.
Also, previously we posted a tutorial about how to set your site to automatically empty the trash every few days.
If you want to force it to empty immediately, go to: Dashboard >> Posts and you’ll see “Trash” at the top:
Then, select everything in the trash and click delete permanently.