Wordpress Plugin - Slugs

Richard Just shared this question 4 months ago
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I wanted to update a few slugs/titles for our site (brisbaneeventhire.com.au) but am having trouble understanding what the system is doing.

Usually the WP plugin will sync a new slug/page if the title is changed in IO so I was ready to redirect the old pages.

The end result after 3 title changes however is confusing (and annoying me). It shouldn't be this difficult to update a title. I altered the following inventory names in IO:

1. "Tiffany Chiavari Wedding Chair w/Cushion - Gold" to "Tiffany Chiavari Chair - Gold"

2. "Tiffany Chiavari Wedding Chair w/Cushion - Clear" to "Tiffany Chiavari Chair - Ghost"

3. "Tiffany Chiavari Wedding Chair w/Cushion - White" to "Tiffany Chiavari Chair - White"

On the website, all 3 titles updated immediately. Happy days.

In WP and the website slugs however is a different story...

"Gold" created a new page per the new title AND kept the old page separate

"Ghost" replaced the old page, did not create a new page but kept the old slug

"White" replaced the old page, did not create a new page but kept the old slug

I then did a full manual sync of the site and a THIRD "Gold" page was created with the same name as the original but there was no effect on white or ghost.

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It's also extremely frustrating to have to redo all meta data and page titles when wanting to simply update a product title...is there an easier way to all of this and what has happened above?

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Any updates on this?

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Richard, I will look into this behavior for you and report back asap.

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Hi Phill...any updates on this?

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Still working on a good answer to this one and promise I'll get back to you just as soon as I can for sure!

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Hi Phill...have you had a chance to look at this?

I have another example where when we added a vendor item, the category page decided to then link to the vendor item instead of the original item.

Why would it change out the products? It's a pain because we don't bother adding descriptions to vendor items, the pricing is different etc...

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Hi Richard,

Just wanted to update you to let you know I am still working on a good solution to this for you. As of right now it is looking like a solution to this will have to be part of the updates we work on this summer, but I will update you if I come up with a good answer in the meantime.