I'm creating a website for a photo project where the artist took photos and did interviews every day of the year. As such, I'd like to keep the URL structure for posts as simple as possible -- meaning mysite.com/month/day, or photoproject.com/12/5.
When I set my posts permalinks to /%monthnum%/%day%, the links are generated correctly, but index.php is used to serve the posts instead of single.php. If I change the permalinks to include other more "unique" information, such as the post title, then single.php is used.
I'm assuming this has something to do with the fact that as far as wordpress is concerned, my URL format is not unique enough per post. Anybody have a solution/workaround?
EDIT: As the comments below outlined, my URLs are obviously being interpreted as date archives and displayed as such. In this case, my question might be "is there a way to tell wordpress not to interpret these as date archives?"