I've got a duplicated permalink somewhere, so I can't name the new one like that. Normally, I simply check the other posts, categories, media, even on the thrash. But this time I can't find any content with that permalink. I took a look to the database, did some search, but really can't find. It's strange. Is there any way to do a deeper search, or maybe some plugin that helps you cleaning up duplicated permalinks?

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    If you can't find it, how do you know it exists? – Tom J Nowell May 26 '15 at 13:41
  • "so I can't name the new one like that" – Luca Reghellin May 27 '15 at 7:20
  • So your question is actually about slugs not permalinks? – Tom J Nowell May 27 '15 at 13:38

This can be a real pain, I know firsthand. The obvious place (that I sometimes forget) is your Trash folder. If it's not there, I would suggest re-saving permalinks.

As a last resort, I'd do what you said... a bunch of searches of the database. One time a plugin had auto-generated a page, and after disabling and deleting the plugin, I found the bad URL in the transients (the autosave stuff that WP does).

Good luck!

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