How can I fix a permalink error?

A permalink issue has occurred a couple of times for my sites. The cause is probably that I have previously had a page with the exact same permalink. Example:

http://beardface.net/safety-razors
becomes
http://beardface.net/safety-razors-2/

There are no other page with this permalink and all caches has been cleared with W3 Total Cache.

It is not possible to simply edit the permalink while editing the pages. The update results in the second permalink again. If I select the first permalink it will, however, redirect to the second.

  • Decura
    • The Bug Hunter

    @Aristath

    The trash folder for pages was already checked and just emptied when rechecking. I do not use posts for the site but there was to autodrafts anyway which puzzles me a bit. They were deleted and the trash folder emptied. However, it did not make a difference.

    Another curious thing was that I was prompted "You are not allowed to delete these items". When deleting the autodrafts. However, there is no need to look further into this.

  • Decura
    • The Bug Hunter

    @aristath

    I found the cause. It was a setting in the White Label CMS plugin. The slugs were set to hide by mistake under 'Hide Page Meta Boxes' in Admin Settings. I got suspicious when it was not possible to change any permalinks to something else.

    It is working now. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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