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Can't edit themes; says my files aren't writable (9 posts)

  1. snidog
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    When I try to edit my theme in WP 2.5, I get this message at the bottom:

    You need to make this file writable before you can save your changes. See the Codex for more information.

    The problem is, the file IS writable. I get the same thing when I try to update my permalinks; it says my .htaccess file is not writable, but it is.

    Anyone else had this problem?

  2. snidog
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I guess not. Maybe it is my terrible VPS provider; I will update here if I ever figure it out. If anyone else has any ideas, I'd love to hear them.

  3. SkyWriting
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have the same problem.

  4. falconaire2
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have the same problem too... I made all of the files writable so I don't know why it's still not working.

  5. Gweeds
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Same here. I contacted my server and they say that it's not them. I read on another thread that this seems to be happening if you upload using 'Fantastico'.

    I changed my codex to 777 (which is the highest code ie. most access you can have) and still I get the "need to make this file writable" message.

    It is a pity because all I want to do is to change my header picture into something a bit more personal and I can't do it.

  6. boober
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    you shouldnt be editing things through the admin theme editor anyways. get an ftp program and edit files that way.

  7. madfatter
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Did anyone find a fix for this? I made no changes to the server or WordPress but suddenly all of my template files are not writable.

    I found that if I change the template file permissions to 777 they become writable... can anyone explain how unsafe this is?

  8. moshu
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Very unsafe.
    Edit your files on your machine in a plain text ediotr like NOtepad and upload the files via FTP.

  9. thelearner
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    the template won;t let me edit anything, i try to download, edit it, and then upload it again and the filezilla said permission denied.
    Meaning i don't allowed to overwrite the file.

    any suggestion again?

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