I have a problem that appears to be similar to this post: https://forum.civicrm.org/index.php?topic=34290.msg145436#msg145436
I'm in the middle of setting up an evaluation instance of CiviCRM within my staging WordPress environment. I used FTP to upload all files and folders into a newly created civicrm folder within the wp-conten/plugins folder. It appeared as a plugin and i clicked "activate", which seemed to go well. I followed the link to configure, validated ddatabase information, clicked "Verify and Install" (or whatever it was) and it seems to have run without issue, except that I can't proceed with step 6 of the install instructions. All prerequisites were met.
I have no civicrm.settings.php file to backup (or even view).
When I click on the "CiviCRM" link in the main navigation, I get a page that looks like this:
Note there's an error, but when I click on the error link it doesn't tell me anything. Figuring perhaps I'll just proceed without backing up the file, step 7 talks about performing functions I don't have available to me in this state.
I'm stuck. I've tried this twice, and both times the results are the same (thinking perhaps I missed a step earlier, which is still quite possible, but I don't think so after doing it twice).
Any help would be appreciated.
WordPress Version: 4.4.2 PHP Version: 5.5.9-1ubuntu4.14
Clicking on "Refresh Dashboard Data" first couple of times didn't do anything, but the 3rd time it gave me the following in a red box: System Status: Error Cron Not Running Configure Default Mailbox Complete Setup
The link to "View details and manage alerts" didn't render anything.