How to find an orphaned page
I’m having a problem with WordPress improperly dealing with slugs due to what looks like an orphaned post competing with an active page. I’ll try to explain:
I originally created what I thought was a page example.com/slug. However, it appeared as a post, EVEN THOUGH when I look in Posts, nothing is there! So I trashed it. I then emptied the trash. I then re-created the page and tried to use the same slug, i.e. example.com/slug. WordPress wouldn’t accept that and is auto-renaming the url as example.com/slug-2. I confirm that example.com/slug is still there and looks like a post, even thought it is not listed in Posts (or pages). I also confirm that example.com/slug-2 does exist as a page in Pages > All pages and looks like a page.I don’t want the phantom example.com/slug. I want to purge it and then rename example.com/slug-2 to example.com/slug. Sorry if that’s really long winded.
So obviously the (post?) example.com/slug has not disappeared. Where did it go? How can I find it and purge it? If it matters, I’m using the Divi theme.