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[resolved] Editing the footer in the Appearance>Editor (12 posts)

  1. Drew75
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    How do I access 'Admin > Appearance > Editor > Footer' using a Multisite setup for WordPress? The Editor option under Appearance doesn't appear anymore and I believe my having a multisite is the reason.

    I tried going to http://mysite.com/wp-admin/network/theme-editor.php, but it's telling me 'You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page'.

    Any ideas? Thank you.

  2. Patrick Nommensen
    Multisite Master
    Posted 2 years ago #

    The theme editor option for a Super Admin is at Themes --> Editor in the Network Admin dashboard. See http://prntscr.com/2eyt5e .

    How do I access 'Admin > Appearance > Editor > Footer

    What theme are you using? That "footer" option is not default unless you're talking about footer theme file, /network/theme-editor.php?file=footer.php.

    Individual sites cannot edit theme files. That's a HUGE security risk and their edits would also change the looks of other sites using that theme.

  3. Drew75
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey Patrick, I'm using a theme called WP-Responsive and need to modify the copyright statement in the footer. I believe I am needing to access the footer theme file. I just remember being able to get to and edit the file for the footer via Appearance>Editor before.

  4. Patrick Nommensen
    Multisite Master
    Posted 2 years ago #

    That appears to be a premium theme :)

    As far as I know, there is not supposed to be an Appearance --> Editor option in Multisite. You're using the latest version of WP? If you're a Super Admin there should be a Themes --> Editor in the Network Admin Dashboard. If there isn't then something has non-default settings.

  5. Drew75
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    In looking at the screen shot you provided, I don't seem to have that option available to me. I click in 'Themes' within the Network dashboard and it brings up the three themes I'm using. See the screenshot I've linked to.

    http://i.imgur.com/xeZQbD2.png

  6. Drew75
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    So should I contact my hosting company about this that I set the multisite with? I'm currently using 3.7.1 of WP.

  7. Patrick Nommensen
    Multisite Master
    Posted 2 years ago #

    To be honest, I forgot what that part looked like in previous versions of WordPress. I don't even see an "Add New" button in your dashboard to add a new theme. So something's definitely not default.

    Not familiar with WPEngine Multisite setup. I guess the automatic upgrades aren't working.

    Is there any particular reason you haven't updated?

  8. Drew75
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've contacted them (WP Engine) about this. They do my WP software upgrades for me and will be doing so soon.

  9. Patrick Nommensen
    Multisite Master
    Posted 2 years ago #

    My guess is they have defined something in your wp-config.php file that limits ability to edit themes. But I'm not sure, could also be a plugin causing this restriction.

    define( 'DISALLOW_FILE_EDIT', true );

    In the mean time, you could always log in to your server with sftp/ftp and edit the file -- /wp-content/themes/wp-responsive/footer.php. It's probably safer to do it that way anyway.

  10. Drew75
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I went ahead and accessed the file directly via SFTP as you suggested and updated it that way. Thank you Patrick. :)

  11. Patrick Nommensen
    Multisite Master
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Sure :) I'd be interested in hearing what's causing the issue. My guess is a security "feature" that WP Engine implemented on your site.

  12. Drew75
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    They had some read-only permissions set for editing themes. Thanks again for your help. :)

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