theme development – Permanently deleted posts still exist


So, I deleted multiple post of type page (sent them to trash, went to trash and permanently deleted them), but one of my functions didn’t work like it was supposed to so I went and investigated, it was because the post_exists( $slug , '', '', 'page') returned a truthy value.

For example just to test it, for

require_once( ABSPATH . 'wp-admin/includes/post.php' );
echo post_exists( 'home', '', '', 'page');

it echoed 363, so I went to the database to check and found that not only is it not deleted per se, but it appears as published:

mysql> SELECT ID, post_name, post_title, post_status, post_type FROM wordpress.wp_posts WHERE ID=3
| ID  | post_name | post_title | post_status | post_type |
| 363 | home      | Home       | published   | page      |
1 row in set (0.00 sec)

I know I’m probably overlooking a fundamental and basic thing about how wordpress works, but I didn’t find anything useful while searching for this.

So, how can I delete posts definitively without actually going to the database and deleting it?

zoltankundi 1 year 2022-01-27T16:57:46-05:00 0 Answers 0 views 0

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