Permalink slug not fully editable
|Reported by:||cyndin||Owned by:||anonymous|
|Severity:||minor||Keywords:||slug, permalink, blog stats|
In older versions of WP, a slug for the permalink was created from the title at the point you published it. So "My Day Today" would turn into "my-day-today."
Now, in WP 2.5, the slug seems to get created at a very early point in writing the post. My guess is when the first auto-save occurs after something is in the title, but I can't confirm that. You can edit the slug at any point, but it does not change in all locations.
For one post, the first slug that WP created was from the title I put in. A few minutes into writing the post, I decided to change the title. The slug did not change with it. I edited the slug to reflect the new title.
For another post, the slug that WP created was the first four letters of the first word of the title. In other words, it grabbed a slug while I was in the middle of typing. I then edited the slug.
In both cases, the correct slug was displayed on the permalink on the main page of the blog, on the sidebar for the lists of posts, and in some other places on the blog itself.
However, when I view blog stats, the original (incorrect) slug shows up as the title of the post. The link is not a permalink (it's the question mark and number), though it turns into the (correct) permalink when I click on it.
It's a minor inconvience if it is limited to blog stats (though it makes it harder to remember which post it is referring to...one "title" is simply "surv" for example).
My concern is that it may occur elsewhere. I haven't found it anywhere else yet, but I wanted to report this bug right away.