I'm new to this so bare with me:
1. I downloaded the header.php file to my pc using filezilla.
2. I opened it in notepad and entered the meta tags under
<title><?php bloginfo('name'); ?><?php wp_title(); ?></title /> or similar.
when saving the file, it changed into one big paragraph, no layout just line after line, this caused hell with my wordpress blog, i couldn't even access it.
I repeated step 2 but this time i put it underneath the stylesheet code, it did the same thing again.
Could it possibly be down to my permissions when downloading in filezilla? the permissions for header.php was 644 when i downloaded it.
thanks for any help.