I'm sure this is a bug.
I have a bunch of alias paths set where page URLs are generated based on menu location. I'm testing to see if I restructure the site and move a lot of content around, can I use path-auto, bulk update to change all the URLs.
Obviously I can't update without deleting the existing ones first (tested).
So I went in and delete all the aliases via Admin > Config > Search > URL aliases > Delete aliases. All aliases deleted, great.
But Bulk update won't give me new aliases. After a bit of poking around it turns out that running Delete Aliases has caused the 'Generate Automatic Alias" checkbox to be turned OFF on all my content.
- Why did running Delete Aliases cause all my content to change to using custom aliases?
- Can I (somehow) revert all pages to automatic aliases?
Note - I'm using the govCMS distribution, so adding modules like VBO is not an option. I have almost zero understanding of drush, but I'm willing to dive in with instructions.
Note again - I had pathauto persistant state enabled when this happened.