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I am trying to change some of the titles of my posts and their respective permalinks. After I edit the title and permalink and click 'ok', the permalink appears to have changed temporarily. However, when I click 'update', the permalink changes back to what it was originally.

Is there anything that may be preventing the change that I might have overlooked?

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Have you somehow hidden/removed the slug metabox? (is something like this located in your functions.php?)

function remove_post_meta_box() {
    remove_meta_box('slugdiv', 'post', 'normal');
}
add_action('admin_menu', 'remove_post_meta_box');

If that's the case, it's causing the error. There is a Trac ticket for this already, but the only way to currently solve it is to remove it.

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I changed the title of a page which was a "parent" to a few other pages - as you say the permalink kept going back to the original page title. I managed to update mine by going to the page listings, selecting "quick edit" of my parent page (rather than the "edit" option), then changed the "slug" to my new title - press update to save. This correctly saved the permalink name for my parent page and all the pages which were children. Hope that makes sense.

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