I didn't quite know how to word the subject of this thread.
It can get rather confusing given that WordPress uses it's own version of categories (which is not what I am asking about).
What I am looking to do is create actual directories under my WordPress install (my version of categories) each of which will contain pages (not blog posts) of a particular subject.
For example I might want to create a directory containing tutorials on WordPress. So I under the mythical domain of www.asdfasdfn.com I would have www.asdfasdfn.com/wordpress/how-to-install/ with "wordpress" being an actual directory and "how-to-install" being a page name in that directory.
Now I know that I can do this by creating a page called "wordpress" and then making that page the parent of the "how-to-install" page but is there some way to create and use the "wordpress" directory WITHOUT having to create a dummy page to force WordPress to create the directory?
PS. That's weird. My original mythical domain was w w w.d o m a i n. c o m which redirected to the domain in question. But now so does my new mythical domain. Hmm...