Hi - thank you for taking the time to answer my question. I can't get into the two Word Press blogs I set up at all since I changed the default even though that was all I changed. They just produce this error.
Warning: main(../wp-config.php): failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/.underfoot/fw/featheredwonders.com/flocknotes/wp-admin/admin.php on line 2
Fatal error: main(): Failed opening required '../wp-config.php' (include_path='.:/usr/local/lib/php') in /home/.underfoot/fw/featheredwonders.com/flocknotes/wp-admin/admin.php on line 2
I will be honest - I am getting increasingly frustrated with this whole thing. I get one thing set up and working only to discover something else won't work. So I fix that only to discover I can't access the previous work. I am ready to give up on PHP Nuke Platinum. And I am considering even moving the domain I have at DreamHost over to the web host I use for my other domain since 2001. They have their phone number for Customer Service all over their site and emails. I only used that when I set up at the very beginning years ago. They exchanged several emails with me within one to two hours yesterday on another issue. And they are willing to try to understand more about what I can't get working here to see if I can get it to work over there. They have CGI Wizards for Word Press, PHP Nuke, Coppermine, etc. etc. And they just decreased their prices and increased their allocations.
Personally - I think the biggest mistake is to suggest we come to a support forum where we get to read the posts of rather unhappy customers and it made me very leery about switching over to Dreamhost as was my intention for the increased space they offer. I was one who was affected repeatedly by Grizabella. And if you are lucky - some kind stranger will try to help you on this support forum as you have. Otherwise - you get no response.
My concerns turned into dissatisfaction rather quickly as a result of this support forum - as opposed to the extremely helpful techs at XO. And it is sad for me - because I was quite positive about Dreamhost at the outset.
Your idea of setting up a subdomain sounds good. I might try it before I decide to change the domain I have here over to the other host. I think it will likely be a means to bring the blogs back. Personally I hate spending hours working on something only for it to go poof.
If I do decide to go that far - I would be curious to know how you worked around allow_url_fopen being turned off. XO didn't know about that - they run their site differently - but were willing to explore it further for me also - even though it didn't affect them. I am barely learning php - I am not interested in also learning curl or whatever else until I get more of a handle on one.
Thanks again - and sorry for my rant - especially when you were kind enough to answer my question.