Permalinks

If you look at the typical URL for a WordPress web page, you may find that it looks something like:

http://mysite.com/?p=34

where the number 34 is a unique ID for the page, post, or other item being displayed.

Not only is this bad for humans, it’s also bad for SEO (Search Engine Optimization).

You should always ensure that your web site is set up to display the proper permalink format. Here’s an explanation: