I am hosted on 1and1. I've downloaded WordPress 3.0.4, and after not being able to use Filezilla to install WP, I did a manual installation through my host's shell. I was finally able to access the WP admin panel, and began to install the Headway theme. I couldn't just click and install. I had to manually transfer the zip file for the theme from my desktop into the wp-theme folder in the shell, then unzip it.
I clicked to install and the WP admin page got stuck on the "opening the package" message. I then created a .htaccess file with the Php 5 script thinking this would resolve the issue. I placed it in the same folder as the php files. Once I did that Headway showed up in my WP admin panel. Hurray! But then I clicked to activate it and encountered this:
"Error 500 - Internal server error
An internal server error has occurred!
Please try again later."
Now I assume this is a host issue, but I wanted to make sure. I could still access my website after all. I did the empty plugin folder switch since I've read that plug-ins can sometimes cause issues. It didn’t work, and then I couldn’t access the admin panel! But oddly enough, the website still functioned.
I then manually took Headway out of WP’s theme folder, and I can now access my admin panel, but the website has become a white screen. So I’m thinking this is definitely a theme issue. Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance,