Newbie here. May be trying to run before I walk, but I'd rather start things off right.
I'm trying to convert my choir's hand-coded website to WordPress. It seems to me that concerts and repertoire will be posts, and everything else will be pages.
Let's take a concert on 15th July 2012, which I add today and will update at various times until just after the concert date. A slug of 20120715 works best for me, because we quite often make the booking before we know the concert title and we may also have a few concerts with the same title. The problem comes with how I structure the permalink:
- a url like …/2011/20120715 would be misleading;
- as far as I can see, a url like …/2012/20120715 (or …/2012/0715) would mean re-dating the post - which is fine, except that it then wouldn't appear until the day of the concert which is a bit useless for publicity
- a url like …/concerts/20120715 works for me, but the codex says "it is nota good idea to start your permalink structure with the category, tag, author, or postname fields".
I suspect that for a site this size the performance hit from starting with the category field won't be a major issue, but I'd welcome comments on that.