Recently I noticed that if I had post tags that are the same as a page name, wordpress is updating the tag to the page title rather than the slug entered. So in this case if I give wordpress the tag 'adventure-training' it is updated to 'Adventure Training' similar to the name of a page on the site.

How do I stop that from happening.

Any ideas?


  • You got any plugins installed? What version you running? I just tried this on a vanilla install of 3.1 and was unable to replicate the problem. Commented Mar 12, 2011 at 14:38
  • No plugin that has anything to do with tags or SEO also 3.1 Commented Mar 12, 2011 at 14:42
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    I honestly can't replicate this. Regardless if a plugin is to do with SEO or tags, disable ALL of them, then confirm the issue still persists. Commented Mar 12, 2011 at 14:54
  • confirmed still happening. More inexplicably this only happens with 'Adventure-Training' the next tag is the same as the page Master Scuba Diver, yet displays perfectly normally as 'master-scuba-diver' What the hell is going on! Commented Mar 12, 2011 at 15:19
  • Do you have a term with the same name in a different taxonomy? Or as a category? Commented Mar 12, 2011 at 15:24

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Fixed by editing the post tag itself inside the tags section of the admin page. Thanks for all help.


Try putting this in your functions.php:


I found when writing another function that it was "helpfully" redirecting urls like that for me. This will disable that.

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