I have been having some issues with a new install of wordpress for a new website. I bought a new domain via bluehost.com and ran their WordPress scripts to install WordPress. I initially installed WordPress 3.0.1 Beta. After the initial installation i did not install ANYTHING else at all...no plugins, no widgets, no nothing. next step was I bought a $27 theme from themeforest.net and attempted to install the .ZIP file thought the automated ‘install theme’ prompt in WordPress. When doing this it took FOREVER to upload, and after a while the upload of the theme timed out and I got the following ‘error message’:
Are you sure you want to do that?
I have had no other issues with any of my other blogs that have been running wordpress 3.0.1...i have 6 other blogs running lots of plug ins and widgets and hacks and i’ve had no problem at all. but i thought i’d troubleshoot it anyway. so i totally deleted the wordpress version on that server, then re-installed wordpress using version 2.9.2 which was the most current stable version. I then installed the theme once more via the .ZIP automated upload process, still got the exact same message. At this point i thought it must have been a faulty theme and tried another premium theme i paid $55 and i was getting the exact same issue!
I have done some Google searching, and read some previous threads on this forum, however they don't seem to directly address my specific issue. I can’t upload any other themes!! I can not tell you how amazingly frustrating this is, especially paying all this money for premium themes and not being able to use them!
Again, a brief overview of what i did to troubleshoot to help you on in helping me:
*Originally ran 3.01. Beta, didn't work
*Re-Installed with 2.9.2
*Tried alternative Theme
*Attempted to Manually FTP theme (didn't work)
*Did not install any plug-ins or widgets (so nothing should have interfered with the install, it was a fresh install)
Please, any help would be MUCH appreciated, i have lots of clients asking questions as to why there blog is not up and i’m running short on things to tell them, i’m really in a bind...
if anyone wants to contact me directly on this issue, please e-mail me directly at: Michael@GiesenWebDesign.com