The specific problem I am having is installing themes and plugins from the dashboard.
Server: CentOS 6.5, PHP 5.3, Apache 2.2.15 Virtual hosts enabled.
Created a new user and installed WordPress 3.9.1 to /home/[user]/html/
The site is live and functioning fine except for intsalling themes and plugins.
Symptoms: I log into the site as admin/owner. Go to appearance>themes>new and browse to any theme (I've tried a few.) Click install, enter ftp credentials and it displays download information. It then hangs on unpacking the package ...
Plugins exhibit similar behavior.
I have another WordPress installation on the same server in /var/www/html/wordpress/ which works perfectly for themes, updates and plugins from the dashboard.
If I set wp-content to 777, it will continue to installing the theme but will not create the necessary stylesheet.
Any thoughts on how I can get this working with the correct permissions? (755 for folders, 644 for file).