I'm sure this is a topic that has been addressed over and over but I am finding some strange behavior that I can't seem to find any insight on searching other forums posts.
Yesterday I installed the Blankslate theme (3.2) to my fresh WP install (latest version), WP installs correctly (adding it to a sub-folder public_html/TEST/WP_Install_Here). Worked great, no problems (except interestingly goDaddy doesn't use "localhost" like HostGator does...did not cause a problem, but just want to capture all the details).
Blankslate theme goes in wp-content/themes just like it should, it shows up in my dashboard, dandy. I start altering the CSS, changing the theme header info properly (but do not change the theme folder name.. dunno if this matters), continued making edits throughout the day. Installed the member_access and SimpleModal Login plugins, worked fine. Continued to make edits, logging in and out of admin/member portals for testing, continually sent files via FTP to update the theme, everything was fine.
Today I login to my admin portal and get an error message saying there is a problem with my current theme. I go to the themes section of the dashboard, it's disappeared and shows ONLY twentyeleven and twentytwelve but not blankslate. Confused, I poke around to find out that the SimpleModal_Login is also missing. Both still remain on the FTP server-side.
I try to reinstall fresh version of the theme and plugin straight from the original DL folder (and no, there is no nesting). Did not work, they FTP fine, but no show in the dashboard.
So I experiment by uploading them VIA the dashboard rather than FTP - they work! Of course... -_- ...but they do not appear in the server-side of my FTP annnnnd therefore cannot edit the stylesheet or other files to continue customizing the theme (except for the minimal options in the theme editor on dashboard).
Lastly, just to reiterate, I am using goDaddy hosting/domain.
What is going on?!?!?!?!?!?