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How do I make a file writable in the editor in Word Press (8 posts)

  1. mike7130
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    At the bottom of every page in the Word Press Editor (Open word Press, Click on Appearance, Click on editor at the bottom of the page instead of seeing an UPLOAD BUTTON I see "You need to make this file writable before you can save your changes. See the Codex for more information." How do I make the file writable? Please leave a detailed message. Thanks for the help.
    Mike

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Change the permissions on the wp-content/themes/your_theme_name directory to 766. If you still have problems, try 767 or 777.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions

  3. stefeb
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I changed wp-content/themes/your_theme_name to 777, but had to go deeper, and change each file individually to 777. Now it works.

    thanks for the point in the right direction.

  4. jigga1812
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ok I'm using seo-host to host my blogs and I changed the file permissions via ftp to 767 first and then to 777 in my wp-content/themes/your_theme_name directory and it still didn't work.
    Is there any other option?

  5. Jonas Grumby
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    If you change the permissions w/ FTP software they will automatically be recursive but if you are using your host's control panel or command line, you have to specify that the changes should be recursive. That will save you from having to change every file individually (recursive means that the change will apply to that folder and everything under it).

    HTH

  6. jigga1812
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    what option do I go to in the control panel?

  7. hotsellkicks
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

  8. Jonas Grumby
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    In Control Panel the option is usually called Permissions or File Permissions (or File/Folder Permissions) but may be called CHMOD. You may have to go into the File Manager in order to find the options to change permissions. It depends on how your server is set up and whether you are using Plesk, CPanel, or some other kind of control panel.

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