Hi. Installation seemed to go OK as far as setting up the admin area. But on the same page congratulating me for a successful install, I got an error message I've seen elsewhere on this forum:
Warning: is_dir(): Stat failed for /usr/www/users/klanxner/gavinjournal/wordpress/wp-content/themes/gavin-blog (errno=13 - Permission denied) in /usr/www/users/klanxner/gavinjournal/wordpress/wp-admin/upgrade-functions.php on line 673
The install is on an Apache server. All permissions of files and folders (checked and doublechecked) are currently set to 777 just to get through this. It appears to be trying to write a folder within the themes folder and can't. Never any permissions problems on this server previously. Apparently all admin files and the DB can be created and written to.
The result is that the blog page is completely blank. Others have reported a page with only the html, head, and body tags. In my case, a view source of the blank page is also blank. Nothing at all.
This is a brand new install, presumaby using the default theme. No add-ons or plug-ins. Everything else appears to work in the admin area. I can add new posts, edit previous ones, etc. The Presentation area lacks some information, presumably becausse it is unable to read the themes directory. Thus it says, "The template files are located in . The stylesheet files are located in ."
I've been searching and reading here and via Google for a couple of days. Read every relevant post about blank pages and errno-13. No solutions seem to be pertinent and I am at a loss to figure this out.
Thanks for any guidance.