I am finding tons of tutorials about the why and how of modifying permalink structure for posts, but absolutely nothing about pages.

Right now, my permalink settings are "plain", which uses a query string for everything. This means all pages are /?page_id=12345, for example. I have pages organized into a hierarchy, and have slugs defined for all of them; so I obviously want my page URLs to be /parent_slug/page_slug.

How are page permalinks affected by WordPress's permalink settings? All of the examples are for posts, and involve posting date and category; neither of which are applicable to pages.

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Pages aren't affected by permalink settings beyond "Pretty Permalinks" being either on or off. Any format other than Plain will enable page slug permalinks, as long as your server is set up to support it.

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