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How to join misspelled topics?

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As forum users are free to name topics, they make typos. Example instead of the existing topic „parental controls“ they type „parental control“ (no „s“). This results that not all posts regarding a topic are correctly tagged / found by other users.

Now we would like to join misspelled topics. Just renaming the misspelled topic (using the Topic Manager Add-on) does not work unfortunately. No error is show, and topic name is not changed if an existing topic is used.

So the core question is: How can we join topics?

Thanks.

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Hi @christian-bennefeld,

I don't understand what you mean, saying how can we join topics.

About the parental controls and parental control part, you need to edit the topic and rewrite the topic title as you need.

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Thanks for the quick reply @kylew .

I'll try to make myself more clear with some screenshots:

Here are the two topics:

Screenshot 2022 03 18 113922

 Then we try to rename the misspelled topic:

Screenshot 2022 03 18 113857

Instead of a dialog "This topic already exists. Do you want to join the topics?", we get an error:

Screenshot 2022 03 18 114002

So again: How can we join the topics?

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@christian-bennefeld,

There cannot be 2 tags with the same name, you have to edit the topic and change the tag name to the needed.

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@kylew Ok, that's interesting - but just tech. 😉

I had a different question, I'm happy to repeat "How can two (misspelled) topics be joined?".

If renaming a topic is not the way (for some tech reasons I don't care about) then how can we solve the use case outlined above? 

And if there is no solution, please say so and take this as a feature request. We have some 400 topics - which can probably be merged to less than 100. And I'm sure other WP-Forums have the same problem. Your's for instance with 831 Topics - not useful at all for a reader...

Thanks much!

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@christian-bennefeld,

Tag merging feature is in our to-do list. 

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