I installed wp on a remote host using FTP. All the relevant folders and files are visible and the 'hello world' default content is displayed.
I have created this site remotely twice before (different host) in order to test the installation and set-up process. Successfully.
Now trying to set up on 'real site. When I go to install the Montezuma theme it
i) prompts me for my ftp credentials (hmm, never did that before);
ii) spends 10 minutes 'unpacking the package';
iii) reports 'unable to locate wp-content'.
Also got similar errors when trying to install a plug-in
FYI Initially, when I tried to change the permalink settings it told me that .htaccess was not writable so I changed that from 644 to 666.
Asked server support for help re. permissions but their WP knowledge is not great.
MySQL db set up today (by ISP) with username & password
FTP account set up today with same username but different password
WP Admin user set up today with different username