Hey there Dreamhost forums,
I’m trying to set up a new installation of Wordpress at http://letterfor.ms which will become a blog site dedicated to type and lettering.
Problem is, I have encountered some really weird problems.
I’ve installed Wordpress ~6/9 times previously for other sites without issue, using either the Dreamhost one-click install or directly via FTP. Three days ago I successfully had an install of Wordpress running and was able to login to my admin panel. I activated Akismet, uploaded a theme to /content (but did not activate it) and then suddenly I could not log in to the admin panel. I was not receiving any error messages, it just was not logging me in - when I entered my login details it went through the loading screen then shot me back to the login page, with no information preloaded in the login forms.
At the point I was at with the development of the site (literally no posts created or content updated), I decided it would be easier to reinstall WP rather than try and trawl the database for the problem.
This is when I encountered my problem - I deleted all the files manually via FTP, then tried to do the one-click install with Dreamhost. This told me that I could not do so as letterfor.ms was already hosted with Dreamhost. So, I deleted the hosting from within the panel and tried again - this time, I could not specify the url.
Following this I have tried EVERYTHING I can think of to rectify this - I have deleted all databases, listed the url as parked/DNS only/re-hosted to see if this would allow me to one-click install, uninstalled the one-click; I have also tried uploading a fresh WP ~6 times, each time encountering problems with ‘database error’ or ‘This domain already has a WP install’ or just garbled code.
I’ve submitted a report ticket to Dreamhost and received a reply asking me to supply more information, however in my initial email I outlined everything I could think of and can supply nothing further.
Has anyone else encountered something similar? It’s really frustrating me as I have now been working on JUST activating WP for 3 days solid, and it’s a waste of time.