I installed 2.0.2 on my webhost's server the other night (PHP 4.3.11, MySQL 3.23.49) and everything seemed to be going all right, by and large. One hitch: I'm apparently one of the lucky 1% who have to change the "localhost" setting. Not quite sure what to change it to, and not being able to find a URL for the database, I inserted the db's IP address as it appears in the title bar of MySQLAdmin, and that seemed to allow the rest of the installation to go forward. (Though this strikes me as somewhere I might have gone wrong.) Anyway, the result is here:
However, I don't seem to have a dashboard. I have something that looks like this:
This looks somewhat like a web page that can't find its style sheet. I checked in the wp-admin directory on my server, though, and wp-admin.css seems to be where it ought to be.
Having done a search here and in the Codex for messages about dashboard troubles, I came across this tutorial --
-- regarding site_url settings. I checked my own settings in the database according to the tutorial, and everything there is fine -- no trailing slashes. I couldn't seem to find any other postings that shed light on this problem.
There's one other odd symptom: in various themes I've tried installing, their graphics aren't displaying. (That is, you see a text "alt" link, but no image.)
Does anyone have any thoughts on this for a clueless newbie?
Best -- Diane