Greetings from a fellow Kiwi currently in the United States!
I have just downloaded the latest version of SilverStripe (ver 2.4.1) and installed on my hosting account with Surpass Hosting. The installation seemed to go well and the site appears to be working. However, when I changed themes I started having issues. I initially installed with the Black Candy theme, and followed the instructions and changed the _config.php file so it reads as follows:
// This line set's the current theme. More themes can be
// downloaded from http://www.silverstripe.org/themes/
No matter what I do however, all I can see is the Black Candy theme. I tried the <url>?flush=1 address, and I checked it in a different browser. It's still Black Candy however. Now I am wondering if there is something with my web hosting company that may be causing this (something not writeable perhaps?) Perhaps I missed an error when installing although I don't recall one.
Is there something I should check that may be causing this inability to update the theme? I have previously used Joomla, Wordpress, Invision, phpbb, SMF and a host of other packages and never had an issue so I think it may be something relatively minor .... I just can't work out what it may be.
Any advice would be appreciated.