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Permissions settings for the theme-editor? (6 posts)

  1. flurrie
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hello, I am trying to customzie the template for my blog that I recently installed, and I'm in the 'theme editor' area. I have a message that says 'If this file were writable you could edit it.'

    any suggestion what folder/files to change the permissions on to make this writable? and what I should change the permissions to?

    or is this is permission issue at all?

    i played around with the premissions with the wp-admin directory but it didn't work.

    help would be much appreciated!

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The files need to be 666

    The files you need to change are in
    wp-content/themes/theme-name/

    that help?

  3. flurrie
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    yes! thank you :D

  4. dogra
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Help! Is there anyway someone can make this clear to me?

    I've been trying to make this work for weeks. I've been getting the same message: "If this file were writable you could edit it."

    I have tried to change the permissions for the individual themes to 666 as you said. I tried doing it in FireFTP by rightclicking on the appropriate file, selecting properties, then unclicking execute so that I get the 666 setting. It didn't change anything. So I went into the file manager in cPanel and did the same thing. This time my website would no longer load. I have no idea what's going on.

  5. ederic
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Try to make it 777.

  6. yosemite
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Don't ever make it 777 unless your host insists.

    And you shouldn't use the theme editor except in emergencies. Two good reasons:

    1) It is not reliable enough to be the standard for editing your files (no php-based editor is).

    2) It requires you to expose your theme files to hackers.

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