Hi, I considering changing over from a different CMS system and was trying out WordPress.
I've get stuck with trying to make permalinks work correctly. I've read the guide at:
This has left me confused as how to set things up. There are various menu options within the admin interface (default, day an name, month and name, etc). There are no options to use mod_rewrite.
In my previous CMS, you manually edit the .htaccess file and config.php and its job done. Every single page has a URL based on its title, with an optional extension like .html at the end. This is all I am trying to achieve. So I'm after http://www.xyz.about.html, http://www.xyz.contact.html etc.
Is it just as simple as putting %pagename% into the Custom Structure area? Is this OK, as there was a lot of reference to not using strings at the front of your URLs as it greats a lot of extra work for wordpress to distinguish posts from pages. I don't know if %pagename% counts as a string as its not listed in the tags in the codex area that I linked above.