WordPress Suggestion: Reset Permalink Button

When changing the title of your post, it would be really handy to have a Reset button next to the Edit button on the permalink line. The Reset button would simply remove the current permalink and regenerate it based on the current title.

You can currently do this by clicking edit, erasing the content, and clicking okay. I suggest that it would be clearer and a time-saver to add a Reset button.

(Here’s the link to my suggestion page at wordpress.org)

4 Responses to “WordPress Suggestion: Reset Permalink Button”

  1. The term “Reset” makes me think there is a default value that you are reverting to. I think in this case you would re-analyzing the title that you modified to create a new permalink.

    I am still not sure what the best word is for the button, but reset doesn’t quite feel right. Though I do like the feature.

  2. I see what you mean, but in a sense it is a reset since the default value is “the filtered value of the current title”. BMSterling built a plugin for this: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/reset-permalink/ and I’ve tried it out on a few sites and it works really nicely. Makes me really wish it was in the core.

  3. Doesn’t it automatically change when you save/update the post? Did I make that up just now? :)

  4. @ David

    That plugin just blanks out the title and permalink; I think OP Dave means is a button to update the permalink to match the title.

    Currently, WP autosaves your title as the permalink. There are numerous scenarios where you might wan to change it again before going live. Maybe you titled it Test and then did up a new post with a new title.

    Dave’s suggestion would make it possible to simply click a button to match the permalink with the new title.

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