sorry to double-post, but i realized that the thread i was posting in ( http://wordpress.org/support/topic/201589 ) was marked as resolved.
here's the scoop:
just started my blog:
every link seems to point to the correct address, but resolves immediately back to the homepage. can't dig into a post, can't view About, can't leave comments. yikes.
tried switching themes to a few different options (including WP default), and having the same problem regardless of theme.
my permalinks settings are on "default" -- i tried changing them, "Save Changes", changing them back to default and saving again -- no luck.
i'm running WP Super Cache; tried clearing the cache after every change -- still no luck.
also, i tried disabling WP Super Cache -- still have the same problem.
some more info:
changing permalinks to anything other than Default causes my site to display a 404 with *any* link, even the homepage / base URL ( http://words.transmote.com/wp/ ).
i installed AskApache RewriteRules Viewer 3.0, which shows me this:
> Not using permalinks
> Writable .htaccess file found
> mod_rewrite found
> Not using pathinfo style index permalinks
> Not using mod_rewrite permalinks