Fixing the “-2” in WordPress Category Slugs

I was asked to look at a WordPress site that needed help with their pretty URLs. Most of them worked just fine, but a few of the categories had “-2” at the end of them, and they wanted that removed. The “-2” normally signifies that it’s a duplicate, but they did not have any duplicate categories. So what was causing the “-2”?  Continue reading “Fixing the “-2” in WordPress Category Slugs”

Fixing Author Names in Pretty URLs in WordPress

When you activate Pretty URLs in WordPress, the author URLs appear to use the author’s login name. This is not entirely true as it is using a different field in the database, but it defaults to the same value. This is not great for security or for SEO. Continue reading “Fixing Author Names in Pretty URLs in WordPress”