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[resolved] Syntax error filezilla (3 posts)

  1. jasminwhite
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    The website I need help with is http://distractedstudent.com/
    After playing with the functions file my website is down and I can't seem to figure out how to get it back.
    After doing some research I understand what the error is and have downloaded filezilla to try and access the files. I've logged on through inmotion hosting and connected to my domain but am not being shown any of the files.

    somebody please help?

  2. Scott (@scottsweb)
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Your host has a getting started guide to FTP (http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/website/ftp/getting-started-guide). Once connected to your server (you will need your FTP username and FTP password for this) you should see a number of folders in filezilla on the remote server.

    You will need to navigate these folders to the broken theme and find the functions.php file. You will find it in: /public_html/wp-content/themes/twentytwelve/.

    The functions.php will probably need to be downloaded to your computer and edited before re-uploading to the server again. You should be able to edit functions.php in a free text editor like http://notepad-plus-plus.org/ on your local machine.

    You will need to scroll to line 500 and look for an error in the code. It will be something small like additional white space or perhaps an extra semi colon. You can always paste lines 495 - 510 back here if you cannot work out what needs changing.

  3. jasminwhite
    Member
    Posted 3 months ago #

    Thank you so much! with this advice i have resolved the problem
    thanks again

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