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Extremely Annoying Wordpress Issue - Changing URLs
Sgt_Kickaxe

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Msg#: 4621247 posted 11:05 am on Nov 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

When I create a post I am very methodical about making sure everything is just right before I publish it. One of the things I do is give my post shorter urls since the default auto-generated url is a copy of the title.

WHEN I SPECIFY A URL AND HIT PUBLISH THE URL IS CHANGED BACK TO THE POST TITLE!

PLEASE knock this behavior off, wordpress, if I specify a post url there is NO good reason to be replacing that url with the title of the post when I hit publish. None. Period. It's extremely annoying. In fact it makes me have to perform a url change on an already published post and this is messing up my RSS feed and, occasionally, Google has already grabbed the first default url. VERY ANNOYING.

 

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Msg#: 4621247 posted 1:32 pm on Nov 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

That's not the default behavior. If you change the Permalink, it will remain changed - unless something else is causing the issue - a rewrite plugin or ?

Another possibility is that you didn't save the URL (click on OK) before hitting update?

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Msg#: 4621247 posted 1:40 pm on Nov 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

- I type in a title
- A permalink is automatically assigned using the words in the title
- I CHANGE the url by pressing the edit button, I press OK when done, my new url appears as permalink
- I publish my post
- My url edit is ignored and dropped, the title is once again used as url. When the "your post has been published" text appears the url is no longer the same as I entered.

In other words when I create a post for the first time my permalink change does not remain changed, it's ignored.

Fresh wordpress install, no plugins being used. Give it a try.

- Click ADD NEW
- Give the new post a title
- wait for the permalink to be auto-generated based on that title
- click edit permalink and change it to something completely different
- add a few lines of text to the post
- click publish and take note of the permalink AFTER the post is live, it's not what you changed it to anymore.

edit: this install is running the genesis framework, not sure if that's the problem. Everything is up to date.

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Msg#: 4621247 posted 2:36 pm on Nov 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

THat's truly odd. It works for me on a test site I use. Has anyone on the Genesis forum mentioned it?

netmeg

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Msg#: 4621247 posted 11:05 pm on Nov 5, 2013 (gmt 0)

I have edited literally THOUSANDS of posts and pages on my WordPress sites, all Genesis framework, and not once has that happened to me. And 80% of the time, I shorten the URL on a new event.

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