After setting up the pages, I didn’t realize this theme’s permalinks defaulted to /?p=123.
What can I do to override the permalink set-up (want to customize)?
I’m new to WP and have done minimal edits to code. Are there a few simple steps to correct this without having to rebuilt the site?
Go to Settings > Permalinks, select the structure you want and Save.
If you need more information, here’s a post that covers it thoroughly.
I did just that and the pages were not longer linked — got an error message:
The requested URL /about-us/ was not found on this server.
Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Apache/2.2.24 (Unix) mod_ssl/2.2.24 OpenSSL/0.9.8e-fips-rhel5 DAV/2 mod_mono/2.6.3 mod_auth_passthrough/2.1 mod_bwlimited/1.4 FrontPage/22.214.171.12435 mod_jk/1.2.35 PHP/5.3.24 mod_perl/2.0.6 Perl/v5.8.8 Server at echo-bravo.com Port 80
The theme doesn’t have anything to do with the permalink settings actually. You can customize them as Josue mentioned in the WordPress options. After that however any links that were previously pointing to the old link will need to be changed unless they were relative links from WordPress.
If the post name option isn’t working you can try the troubleshooting tips in the codex here: http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks#Fixing_Permalink_Problems
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