I've managed how to figure everything out for the most part, I tried so many news content management systems before finding this one and I'm glad I found it as it allows me to make it more personal and I can incorporate it into my site.
My only question though is, how or can I go about changing the "id" in the link, for instance it currently shows as news.php?id= I'd like to change it to news.php?s=, "s" standing for story.
I have MySQLBuddy which allows me to change tables and the structure, but I don't want to mess around to much and have to start all over again.
I'm no expert, but I believe the "id=" is a PHP array index command (or perhaps an SQL index number). As part of the defined programming language, it is not something that can easily be changed. It's like wanting to change the "GOTO" command in a program to be "GiddyUp" instead.
You might look into using "Friendly URLs" if you're concerned about how the URL looks.