Need WordPress expert to quickly correct two main issues for v2.7:
1) Akismet plug-in isn't working properly. It doesn't seem to catch any spam and when clicking the Check for Spam link in the Pending comments view, get the error: Cannot load akismet-admin.
2) Plug-ins don't automatically update. They ask for FTP information.
This will be for a live blog so I need 100% confidence that you won't 'break' anything while you diagnose and fix the problems.