Sorry this looks long, but I've tried a few things I wanted to explain.
I think I need some help.
I've seen similar threads along these lines, but none seem to match my particular unusual scenario.
Okay, boring back story. I used to build my own website, taught myself a little php to create some templates & has time has gone by I have less time to this manual work now. I was guided to WP & a week ago started out.
I installed WP from my FastHost web hosting one-click install & was having great success retrospectively typing up old blogs (Only about 80 posts, not a lot). Until I had a problem.
It first happened after changing themes. My dashboard & all admin pages wouldn't show, blank screens only. I search various forums & found a few references to the .htaccess file (I think that's what it's called anyway) which I found out is a hidden file.
Not a problem, since this is quite a new installation I decided to start again and reinstall WordPress. I uninstalled & re-installed through the one click installation.
Everything seems fine until I tried to access my blog through the iOS app (Which I had previously used without problems). This is where I first saw "HTTP/1.0 500 Server Error". After reading more forums I found further references to that hidden file.
Since I had reinstalled I decided to start again. Reinstalled, eventually, and began to start reinstalling plug-ins. This time activating plug-in, I forget which one again, sorry, when my web browser refreshed I was greeted with another blank dashboard screen.
Slightly balder, I decided to reinstall WordPress AGAIN, but this time took every single file on my server and place them into another folder so I was essentially installing to a blank slate.
Fourth time lucky? No, when adding a category through the iOS app, I get the error again.
Fifth attempt, earlier today. I was activating JetPack (I know it's horrible) & again the next visit to my dashboard nothing but a blank screen.
I get the feeling there are some hidden files still causing problems & I blank installation should not have recurring problems.
Can anyone guide me towards removing EVERY single trace of a previous install?
That should work right?