When I change my permalink options to display the date and posting name as part of the url, it doesn't work. I don't get an error message when doing this, but do when I try to access pages afterwards. Here is a more full explanation of what the hosting company's technical assistance said:
When Kurt changes his wordpress permalinks to be in the name and date format rather than the id, an error comes up saying that the database configuration is not found, please run the installer. Checked over everything I can think of. looked at .htaccess and it looks okay. He had done a manual wordpress install so we eventually just generated a backup, deleted the wordpress folder and did a clean install (it was the same version 2.3.1) with fantastico. It setup a new database to which the data was imported. With the fresh install, when he changed the permalinks format, it still does the same thing. It is getting updated in the database. I can't see why it would be doing it on a clean install. As far as I know, importing the posts, etc. wouldn't have messed with wp-config.php but i suppose it's possible. Can you please look at the .htaccess or anything else to see what could be going on? There's gotta be something I'm missing. If he changes it back to id format, it works perfectly. wp is installed in the /wp folder. He has his .htaccess setup to have his main domain point to that folder rather than public_html.
Thanks for your time in helping.