My problem started out when I tried re-directing the index.php from the /wp folder to the root.
I did not disable the NextGen gallery first.
I got everything working - except the NextGen gallery. When I'd click on an album in my site, it wouldn't be found.
NO biggie - I figured I'd just uninstall, then re-install the NextGen plug-in and try again.
Got the error Fatal error: cannot unset string offsets in /home/yada yada /file.php on line 676
SO I deleted the plug-in folder from the server, then tried re=installing it through WP, and the same error comes up.
I have no idea what a PHPmyAmin is (from the instructions above), nor do I know where the Database of WP is, or the wp_options table...
any advice, please?