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WordPress is now only responding to changes made within the admin editor (4 posts)

  1. chriswarren00
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hello and thanks for taking the time to help out a newbie!

    I'm practicing with creating a theme using Elliot Stock's 'Starkers' theme, and am suddenly having issues with my theme not responding to any recent changes made to it's .php files. It still retains it's style and functionality (i.e. widgets and plugins are working fine and it looks the way I want it to), but it is suddenly only allowing changes to be made via the editor in the back end. When I try to make changes to any external .php files, I get nada. Can someone shed some light on what I might have done to cause this??

    I can't post a URL b/c I'm working on a local host. Thanks for any help you guys can give me!

  2. Dan Cole
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Are the changes saving or just not appearing to change in your browser? When you edit the file, then go back to edit it again, are the changes still there?

    If the changes are not appearing in your browser, then it's due to your broswer's cache. Ctrl+F5 will reload the page and force it to clear the cache. Check out some of the result on Google for other ways to clear your browser's cache: Refresh page and clear cache.

    I would assume your not running any server software or WordPress plugins that caches the pages being requested by you.

  3. Darrell Schauss
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    When you make a change directly to your php file do you don't see those changes when viewing the php file in the theme editor?
    Make sure it is the right theme folder and that you don't have two themes with the same name in the style.css.

  4. chriswarren00
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks guys--I figured it out. It had something to do with upgrading to the recent version of wordpress. I had to copy my theme files into a new folder and then rename the theme. That did the trick.

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