Oh I am so MAD. I had a LONG post almost completed, and my 10YO caused me to dump a whole glass of water next to my laptop - in the rush to save the laptop, I hit a key and it is GONE. After fighting WordPress.org and GoDaddy for the past day, it's just the icing on the cake...
Anyway, here is the issue. I'm going to be more brief this time because I need to get some sleep soon. I've had a WordPress.com blog for a few months, as well as a domain name which redirected to that blog. No problems whatsoever. I chose, because I want to be able to accept paid advertisers and do Rafflecopter giveaways on my blog, to purchase three months' of hosting through GoDaddy (where I bought the domain) and switch to WordPress.org. I started out with the five-minute installation; it is now going on about twelve HOURS of work on my part and it is still not functioning. GoDaddy has an option where you just click and it adds a subdomain titled "wordpress" with most of the files you get in the WordPress.org download (it didn't have the install.php file though). I tried that - twice - and it still won't work. At first, it was because I wasn't putting the information into the wp-config.php file correctly; I fixed that after finding some blogs that explained it, but I still can't get past the installation of WordPress.org.
I've tried reinstalling WordPress via the GoDaddy site, as well as manually uploading the WordPress.org files via the GoDaddy FTP feature. I was going to try FileZilla but can't because it won't let me until I pay for it and I can't afford it yet. I've put the install.php file into the main domain folder, as well as the subdomain folder; but when I try to open it in my browser, instead of the WordPress.org installation screen, I get redirected to my WordPress.com page. I suspect it has to do with the DNS information at one of the sites but I'm not THAT technical and don't want to mess anything up.
So, long story longer, I own http://www.learning2save.com and I was pointing it to http://kat569.wordpress.com . In trying to make the switch to the self-hosting through GoDaddy, when I try to open wp-admin/install.php in my browser, instead of the WordPress.org install screen I get http://kat569.wordpress.com/blog/wp-admin/install.php and an error message with my background theme showing. I'm beyond frustrated at this point. I've emailed GoDaddy but wanted to also post here to see if anybody had any suggestions. Thanks!