Following the description at WordPress Documentation, I’ve updated my role from Contributor to Editor. Now I should be able to “publish” instead of having to log in as the administrator. For the perma-links, I’m wondering if the system needs a “restart” after changing that setting. And no, I have no idea how to restart this instance of hosted-WordPress.
This is the first post as a “Contributor”. I’ve enabled perma-links in this blog to be “date and name”. [Update: ten minutes later, I’ve reset perma-links.]
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