RE: Will your plugin allow me to create custom permalinks?
Yes, to an extent.
If you have a WP Page named “Bakeries” and embed the Connections directory on that page, the permalink for the directory home page would be:
Now, if you add a new entry in Connections named “Bow Wow Treats”, the permalink to that entry would be:
name slug in the permalink can also be configured in the Connections settings. It could be anything you want as long as it does not conflict with any of the core WP permalink slugs and any custom post type permalink slugs that you may have.
Hope this answers your question!