I have a page called "Orlando" and for some reason the page url is /orlando-2/. I have never made another "Orlando" page on this site and there are no pages living in the trash. There is also no other page with the word "Orlando" in it. I know this happens when you have multiple pages of the same name but can't find any fix if there are no dups.


  • Is there an image called orlando? Search your database if you can.
    – Howdy_McGee
    Jun 29, 2016 at 18:26
  • @Howdy_McGee yes there is. I just deleted it and tried to go back to the page and change the URL and its still forcing -2 Jun 29, 2016 at 18:29
  • @Howdy_McGee Never mind, it is all working now. Thank you so much! Jun 29, 2016 at 18:30

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Duplicates don't just come from Pages and Posts, WordPress also defines Images and Files from the Media Library as "Posts". This means if you have a file / image in the Media Library with the same name as a page, it will assign the next duplicate a -2 ( from the wp_unique_post_slug() function ) so there's no URL conflicts.

TL;DR - Duplicate? Search for Pages, Posts, and Images.

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