I think I got a little bit too confident configuring WordPress because it's been fairly easy so far. Not anymore.
I wanted to make my permalinks "pretty" as outlined at http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_Permalinks.
In the WordPress admin, I updated the permalink structure to /%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/
However, the minute I went to view the website, I got a 500 Internal Server Error. I got the same error message trying to go back to the admin.
I've read about .htaccess and mod-rewrite in an earlier post here today, but I was under the impression that WordPress 1.5 changes these files for you.
Can someone explain in layman's language what to do next? I'll even go back and reset my permalink structure if I can only figure out how to go back to the admin and make the changes?