Bear with me as I am new to this.I am running 13.10 desktop. I installed Wordpress LOCALLY on my computer. I already have a website that will eventually be replaced and want to create the site myself then load to our hosting servers. I am unable to access the theme that I purchased and installed through my Dashboard. The theme file is located with the other theme files that already come with WP. The new Theme file has the same read/permissions as the rest of the themes. I can access the new file and see all its contents but unable to access through Dashboard and customize. Mysql and PHPMYADMIN are all current. Any idea?
This is typically a file ownership problem -- in a normal install, WordPress runs as the webserver user (www-data in the default Ubuntu install of apache). When you create files or copy them into your web directory, they're owned by your normal user account.
sudo chown -R www-data your-theme-directory should take care of it.