I have a problem that has been driving me up the wall for the past couple of hours. :(
After updating to WordPress 3.8.3, I attempted to activate a new theme. The activating procedure went without a glitch ... or so I thought.
The success message did display, i.e. "New theme activated. Visit site." But I noticed that the current activated theme on my Themes Admin Page is still the previous one (a self-made theme named 'Brendalogy 2012'. Likewise, my blog still displays the previous theme.
Interestingly, when I went to my database to check on the theme settings in wp-options, I see the correct theme values for my new theme.
current_theme: Brendalogy 2014
Trying to activate other themes such as Twenty Fourteen or Twenty Thirteen do not work either. It shows me a success message, the database values show up correctly for the individual themes, but they are just not reflected on my dashboard and my blog.
I've cleared my cache and even tried viewing my site from a different browser, but no dice. :(
The new theme now shows on a browser on a different computer. But after logging into my dashboard from that browser, the dashboard still indicates that the older theme (Brendalogy 2012) is activated.
Is there some crazy caching mechanism on the dashboard I do not know about?