I'm ending the second week of trying to get a site up and running with pretty "vanilla" features. As I was told in another thread I apparently don't "get" the fact WordPress doesn't have "pages" I can test, look at & upload (yet there are command such as "add page"; the topic menus I'm trying to set up aren't called menus...but there are menus nonetheless.
The "visual editor was suggested as a "drag-and-drop" editor, except it's not remotely like any drag-and-drop editor I've ever seen; and I need to get used to editing all the tiny pieces of a WordPress page (which takes it into the twilight Zone after being told pages don't exist) and write the content separately (seemingly a self-contracting process, since I can't put content into something when I don't know how it's going to look or if it will even fit; and if I get it looking right I'll have a 99.9% chance of having to alter my content so it DOES fit...on the....errr...non-page or non-menu, as the case may (not) be).
If that was confusing to experienced users, perhaps they might try to NOT have me attempt to wrap my head around something I (apparently) understand nothing about, but instead step into MY shoes and try to answer based on my level of understanding (which is not inexperienced with Websites, just WordPress.
I took a break, and in hopes of finding all the jargon scattered around the "Codex" and making some sense out of it all I bought a book, THIS time ensuring it dealt with WP org (not WP com - I bout a book before installation so I'd have a basic understanding...later discovering it had little if anything to do with me.
When I came back the computer was still running - but I could no longer log in to my...files? pages? (still don't know what they are after being told they are not pages at all. This is what I now get:
"Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at localhost:8888"
Does anyone know how to solve THIS problem? Because now I can't even edit my non-pages - or anything else! No one was home to touch my computer; it simply went from the administrative controls opening to them NOT opening!