I’m not sure what a wired permalink structure is but know you’re a genius.
Another headache solved.
I went through your suggestions and pulled a little more of my hair out and then noticed that three of the four slider posts were set to private. I assume they worked while I was logged in because they were only private to ‘others’. Really appreciate your help – I wouldn’t have found it without your prompt to go back and look at everything.
Just tried it and it worked. I feel I am entering a whole new world.