First off, let me start by saying I have an extremely frustrating client who is hosting their website through a friend who refuses to give me access to the host. I have FTP access or I can email her what I need done and she'll do it.
On to my problem:
Whenever I have Search Engine Friendly URLs turned on in Joomla's Global Config area any articles I navigate to using the menu give me the error "404 - Category not found".
I've searched for solutions online but what I've found either:
a. cost money.
b. is for an older version of Joomla where the solution no longer translates.
c. seems half-assed (like creating a secret menu for each category to force Joomla to recognize them)
Any suggestions on what to try?