I’m running into some annoying issues. I ran the default(ugly) permalinks on my blog when i started this blog. This was cause i had no clue what permalinks were. After i learned that i should change it, i did. Then i changed it again. Now i have to update my feedburner and other posts cause some my older links are showing up as “Error 404 – Not Found”
Permalinks are links to the permanent URL address of each post and page on your blog. The default doesn’t describe your title, just a bunch of numbered code. When you chose the custom option, you’re post title will show with date etc. This helps to get it indexed and looks much better. If you’re individual post still looks like, “domain.dom/p?23” you should check it right away. Just go to options and permalinks in wordpress admin. It’s a dead giveaway that you’re a noob.
ASIDE: I should customize my 404 error page as well. When i do this i will write a short tutorial on how to do this. Customizing 404 helps indexing and can make people want to stay on the site. The default looks ugly and makes people want to leave your blog.