I'm not as clever as the rest of you. I had hoped I was smart enough to begin using this and be good at it, but things are stumping me right and left. I'll try to isolate it to one or two here:
Things worked okay except that I wanted to allow people to comment without having to go through the whole password in the e-mail thing.
I open 'Options | Discussion' and uncheck all the boxes for:
Before a comment appears:
An administrator must approve the comment (regardless of any matches below)
Comment author must fill out name and e-mail
Comment author must have a previously approved comment
But when I click 'Update Options', I get:
The requested URL /wp/wordpress/wp-admin/updated=true was not found on this server.
Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
Except that when I return to that screen, the boxes are in fact, unchecked...
And I went to 'Options | General' and configured:
Membership: Anyone can register
Users must be registered and logged in to comment
to Anyone can register, and unchecked the box for Users must be logged in...
Again, when I try to 'Update Options', the same Not Found error appears...
And now when I try to write a page or write a post, when I click on 'Create New Page' or 'Save', I get:
An appropriate representation of the requested resource /wp/wordpress/wp-admin/post.php could not be found on this server.
I don't have any permalink structures set because I don't quite understand this yet, and the only .htaccess file I can find on my website is the one I modified once according to a tutorial on "A List Apart" about preventing image hotlinking (and I never got that to work successfully near as I can tell not having any friends I can ask to test from their remote locations), and this .htaccess file is way up in the root directory and I don't know how to delete it and re-write it to something more generic since I wrote right over the existing one without saving a copy, (duh!), so there you have it. I'm trying to make my mess as neat as possible for the consideration of someone there to help me out. I believe the main issues are as staed above, and somehow the .htaccess file probably figures into this equation, but I'm so in the dark, I really could use a tech-savvy hand here and there. Oh and BTW, I'm trying to get used to using Firefox and Thunderbird in an effort to move away from IE and OE, and I really don't understand the configuring of many other aspects of any of the above-mentioned applications. I know, I know...
(Can I get a cheap techno-dude to come onsite and point some of this stuff out to me, explain why I would want one configuration over another?)