Thanks for the response Robin!
As far as not being able to post,
I can see the topic and reply forms at the bottom of each page but when filling in and submitting, the page just refreshes with the text still in the form
So I didn’t try that due to the fact that I had removed all other themes, but after switching to a redownloaded TwentyFourteen theme, I was able to once again post.
I’m using a theme I built using Bones Boilerplate, any idea why this would work on my local server instance and not on the live server?