Forgive me if I sound like I'm new to blogging, because I am :-)
If you can help thanks a bunch!
I have two "simple" questions.
1) How do i remove "comments" option from showing up next to my blog entries?
I've already figured how to make each comment moderator approved, but that's not what I want.
I want to eliminate comments altogether because spammers are trying multiple attempts to post daily and these are filling my mailbox with unnecessary 'approve delete' messages.
So I want no commenting allowed at all. Not even moderator approved.
Is there a php line in the index.php I can delete or is this disabled in some other template?
I see this person has similar question but not yet have answer as of yet: http://wordpress.org/support/topic.php?id=21279
2) Is there a way to create an index page of topics/links for each blog entry so people can easier select which entry they want to read instead of having to scroll the whole page (as on my blog at http://www.economicbooster.com/blog)?
Something simple similar to http://wordpress.org/support/forum.php?id=3 but only with the topic column (not the posts, last poster, freshness, etc columns).
I'm thinking I may have set something up incorrectly and that is why I only see a long page with all entries instead of an index page with links to each entry(?).
Or maybe I'm just looking at the wrong page(?)
3) I lied. I have one final question I just remembered :-)
This one is NOT important because I can just as well avoid using permalinks unless critical to #1 or #2 above.
When I select the permalink option and create a ../blog/.htaccess file with the stuff wp says to add to .htaccess I get internal server errors and blog is non-functional.
Is there some header info that needs to be in the htaccess file along with the stuff wp says to add? Or what else might be the problem (besides newbie being over his head).
Thanks much for your help.
ps: I'm using WordPress 1.2.1