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WordPress _trashed Permalink

If you ever find that you have a page on your site that has a URL with ‘_trashed’ in it, there is usually a simple solution. One of the most common causes of this is when you move a parent page into the Trash.

For example, if you find that you no longer need a specific page so you put it in the Trash without realizing that the page actually has child pages. Doing so can result in the following:

https://mysite.com/myparentpage_trashed/mychildpage/

Prior to moving the parent page to the trash, the child page had a URL like this:

https://mysite.com/myparentpage/mychildpage/

Obviously, this is not ideal.

To resolve this you can either:

  1. Restore the parent page
  2. Set the child page to have no parent

The first option will keep your initial URL structure.

The second option will change the URL of your child page to:

https://mysite.com/mychildpage/

Which one is best for you will depend on your needs.

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