I've configured my sites to render permalinks with post-id/postname.
The first 10 posts on the site have typical URLs like:
However, I'm up to 35 or so posts and I'm seeing that the latest permalinks have a 4 digit post-ids, like this:
I'm a little concerned about the exponentially growing post-ID. I don't want it to be that when I'm up to 500 posts, my post permalinks end up with a ridiculously long post IDs of 5 or 6 digits. That just sounds and looks WRONG.
So, I'm wondering what's causing this. Any ideas?
I was thinking it might be the WordPress autosave function or something like that which is causing the subsequent posts to have a much higher post-ID. My guess is that the autosaves take up blocks in the database that cannot be used by subsequent posts. This is forcing WP to make the post-ID of the following post much higher.
I typically go through my posts with a fine-tooth comb before publishing. This generates at least 10-15 outsaves per post.
Do you think this might be the problem? I want to correct this now before it gets out of control. Permalinks are no joke.