I was reading the above comments, and it seems that there is a mis-communication somewhere. I viewed a video that someone made in you-tube that is explaining how to change the permalink in WordPress.COM it is NOT .ORG he is showing step by step how to change the permalink for wordpress.COM and it showed the permalink and all. When I went in to follow these steps, I noticed that I didn't have the permalink, he mentioned it depended on the version of wordpress you have but, is actually stating that they all have them and could be worded differently of where to locate it.
I searched every source available and still don't see it! Really not sure, what version he has because it sure isn't the one I have. lol :)
Just figured, I'd share that with you all! In case you would like to see the video for yourself, I added the links below. :) Once someone comes up with an answer can you please contact me, at Mangelozzi1 @ gmail . com [email mjunged - Mark] and let me know the outcome if any, I would appreciate it. :)
EMBEDDED CODE OF THE VIDEO I AM REFERRING TOO!
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URL LINK OF VIDEO