I'm using a custom theme and I've run into an error where I cannot "quick edit" a permalink. For example, if I log into Dashboard, click on Pages, then edit the page, It displays the permalink under the title with an "edit" and "view page" button. When I click edit and change the permalink it does indeed change, but once I update the page it reverts back to the original permalink and does not save.
I am running WP_DEBUG true and there are no errors on the page.
I greatly appreciate your assistance.
Get back to me, see if I can help.
Thank you for your response. I have checked the error console and their are no JS errors listed. Only thing showing up is border-radius CSS warnings.
Especially if your permalink slug has a dash with a number, such as about-1?
Yes, I have tried random permalink such as 'aboutxxyzz'. I am sure it is unique slug.
Do you want to email me your admin access? Let me go in take a look?
Its the problem that I anticipated.
I am able to change the slug of about to about-us now.
Why you cannot update?
It is because in your trash, there is a same about page with a slug of about-us.
Please note that trash post or page are not really deleted posts or pages, they are just marked as trash but still exist in database.
Therefore, you need to delete it before you can create a new post or page using the same slug.
Sorry, I had permanently deleted your trashed about page, so as to test and make sure everything's working fine.
Sorry about the delay, we are in different timezones.
The permalink changing still does not work. It only works if you rename the actual page. For instance, you changed the name of the "About" page to "About Us", so the slug changed to "about-us", but if you try to change the slug <em><strong>without</strong></em> changing the title of the page, it does not work. For example, log into the dashboard and edit the about page. Now without changing the title of the page, try to change the slug to something like "about-us-test". Now click Update and you will see the slug reverts back to "about-us".
Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
I never changed the title, I just changed the slug.
I don't know why you cannot change it but it still works for me.
Please see attached screenshot as evidence, I just changed the slug to about-us-test,
the title remains as about us.