I want to have real language urls (or at least I think I do), so I read a little here and then went in and changed my permalink structure to "Pretty Permalinks."
One thing troubles me because I'm not sure I understand it -- in the codex it says this,
==> mod_rewrite ("Pretty Permalinks")
... mod_rewrite permalinks require Apache's mod_rewrite module, which means that people running other servers cannot use them.
What does that mean? Does it mean if I send someone a permalink to one of my posts that it may not take them to the right page depending on what server they are connecting from (whether at work or through their ISP at home?) Or am I just misunderstanding this?
My second question. After changing to a custom /year/month/post-title permalink I noticed that if I clicked on sidebar links from anyplace other than the home page it says this in the address bar --
instead of what I would expect/want it to say, this --
Is there anyway around this that doesn't require a lot of things done by hand?