question: is there truly no workaround to wp pages (not posts) adding '-2' to numeric urls, when there's no naming conflict (ie, no conflict such as as a file or folder, of any sort, with the same numbers)?

background: i changed a html site to wp. i'm building wp pages, not posts. urls with numbers (domain.com/1458 or domain.com/10890), automatically get a '-2' added to the end (domain.com/1458-2). urls with no numbers do NOT get the '-2' added. the html site was deleted; there's nothing in Trash; no pics or other files pose a conflict. i have zero backend knowledge but for the first time, ventured into phpMyAdmin db. under the db heading, "_posts", i found '-2' pinned to, for example, 1458-2. i removed the '-2', saved, changed the permalink in wp and the issue resolved for a day or two. then the '-2' reappeared.

great resource: this article seems to suggest that there's no workaround: Page begins with number, WordPress adds 2

thx: obviously, i'll have to add text to the numeric urls unless you have a workaround. apologies for the long message.

  • So what is your question? As your linked post suggests there doesn't seem to be an easy fix for this. Commented Jan 18, 2019 at 14:15
  • i was not clear. i will edit the post. thx
    – peter
    Commented Jan 18, 2019 at 14:51


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