I have recently installed WordPress. All seems to be good except the plugins part. Specifically, I go to the plugin panel choose to activate one of the pre-installed plugins (db-backup, or any of them for that matter), click activate, get a "plugin activated" message, the page refreshes, the activate button still says activate, ( I assumed it would switch to deactivate). and nowhere in the administration pages do I see any reference to the plugin. I tried installing a third party plugin. Very simple instal instructions but had the same issue. The plugin was visible in the plugins panel, but nothing happened after activation. the instructions stated that a new menu item would show up in the options panel, but it did not.
Any advice is greatly appreciated