After installing WordPress, and getting halfway through my project, I discovered "permalinks". As an expert would know, the default is to reference pages with ?page_id=nnn. I discovered in the settings there is a "more friendly" look of simply using the page name, or "post name" it is called.
When I chose the permalink "post name" option, the menus stopped working.
I have searched the internet looking for answers. I have found tons of hits. they refer back to an apache server file named ".htaccess". This file is located in the root of WordPress. It contains two entries: BEGIN WORDPRESS, END WORDPRESS
I have tried to make sense from the searches I have found. Nothing makes sense to what I have seen.
Could someone tell me what I should put in that file to allow me to change permalinks to a "friendly page name"? A sample entry would be appreciated. My pages start out with names like "?page_id=114, and on up to 14 pages.