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  • I have just installed WordPress 2.8.4 on my Win2003 machine.
    When I use the web editor (for example, Plugins->edit), when I click the update button it just loads up the old version of the file…
    I did not change the theme nor did I install any plugin yet.
    I checked to see if the WordPress files are read-only, which they were, but the problem persists even after I unchecked their read-only attribute.

    Anyone knows what to do?

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  • Try clearing your cache and/or using Ctrl+F5 to ensure you’re getting a fresh copy of the page.

    Thanks for the quick reply 🙂

    After I try updating a file I look at it with a text editor (Crimson) and the change does not show, even though WordPress claime the update was successful.
    So it is unfortunately not a cache problem.

    Try putting error_reporting(E_ALL); or error_reporting(E_ALL ^ E_NOTICE); at the bottom of your wp-config.php and see what it says when you try saving. WordPress likes hiding errors.

    I do not see any error showing up on the updating page after adding either of the two options you suggested…

    Ok the problem was permissions mishandle…
    I gave the user “Everyone” full control over these files, and now it works.
    However, I would like not to allow “Everyone” to mess around with my files… Which local user does the PHP script uses to edit those files?

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