my server said that they have given me the correct permissions to my .htaccess file, and I can edit it. I cannot change the permissions myself - they have to do it. which sucks.
From what I am reading on all the forums & in the codex, when I change my permalink structure (for ex., from default to "pretty"), there should be some kind of automatic change to my .htaccess, correct? But nothing EVER changes when I change my permalink structure in that file.
Oh yea...I had to create that file myself because my server responded when I asked where it was: 'Kindly note that your domain is hosted on a windows servers and we do not support all the functions of the '.htaccess' file on it.' So, I created it and they set the permissions for me. The only time anything was written to it was when I activated the FAlbum plugin. (which isn't working correctly, either)
I do have a custom 404 page in both my themes.
I am very frustrated. I think I need a new host. It appears all the problems I am having (changing permalinks, plug-ins not working, 404 not working) all point to them. When I asked for help on a plug-in, it's writer said something about 'websites hosted on Windows.'
And one last thing, I was reading one of the forums and it told me to check with my host to see if they allow URL rewrite (when I was trying to change permalinks). They emailed me back and told me that I can "redirect."
Any help is appreciated, I hate to change hosts just simply because of the chore of moving everything over. My host is super cheap and I guess that explains my problems.
The font I use is fontdinerdotcom sparkly. There is also a fontdinerdotcom font. They are free fonts available at fontdiner.com - go to their website, enter it, at the bottom menu on the 'radio' click free silverware. They have some GREAT free retro fonts available.
Thanks for all your help.