SUCCESSES ALL OVER
I did a completely fresh install.
Worked like a charm.
While SuperAdministrator, managed to change location of upload image folder, which saved correctly.
Then created template
Then added new user.
Logged out as SA, and logged in as new user. Added and deleted content. Went to template page. Added image. Resized image.
All well and good.
Only feature I have not properly tested is the Advanced Search.
Cannot really put that one through its paces until many more pages and content added.
If that causes an issue will inform you (in new posting).
I really think we can consider this done.
It does work well.
With every good wish,