I am at my wits end with adding new categories. I have followed the help files and FAQ's step-by-step but I seem to be missing something. I have a free wordpress account and have tried both Internet Explorer and Opera to rule out a browser problem. Here is what I've done:
Under Manage > Categories, I click on "Add New Category" and enter a new category name into the 'Name:' box. I leave 'category parent' set to 'none' and type 'test' under 'Description'.
When I click on 'Add Category' I see "Sending Data" briefly before a box appears that says "jump to new item" This box doesn't do anything when I click on it. The category I tried adding doesn't appear on the list.
I've also tried adding a category on the fly when entering a new post (or editing an old post). I see "sending data" but the category does not appear on the list. I am able to manage other settings without a problem.
I've hard refreshed the browser as well as tried using a different browser. I've waited several hours after adding a category but it still does not appear on the Manage > Categories list.