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How to edit and save html/php code ? (10 posts)

  1. vvarra
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    I am very new to wordpress. We registered a website with wordpress and start developing.

    I like to use "Twenty Eleven" theme for my website. After acivate this theme, now i want to change footer copyright text. I opened Appearence>>Editor>>Footer.php file. Here, i am able to edit the code but unable to save it.

    Can you please suggest me how to proceed ?

    Thanks
    Venkat

  2. Rebecca O'Brien
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Did you use WordPress.com to create the blog? I don't believe you can edit the themes there.

    If you're hosting it yourself (on your own domain name and hosting provider) you'll need to be able to write to that directory. Your host can help you get it set up to allow it.

  3. vvarra
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    We registered a website, not a blog. Now i need to change something in code.

    Please help me

    Regards
    Venkat

  4. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Here, i am able to edit the code but unable to save it.

    What error message do you get?

  5. vvarra
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    There is no error, but no save option.

  6. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do you see a line like the one below?

    "You need to make this file writable before you can save your changes. See the Codex for more information."

    If so, have you clicked on the link to the Codex article?

  7. vvarra
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    absolutely, when i click on codex, i am redirecting to another page. from there i am blind to proceed.

    Please help, what i need to do from here?

    Regards
    Venkat

  8. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Have you read the text in the Codex article?

    Alternatively, you can download the file, edit it, then upload it using FTP.

    Note that you will lose all changes if the theme is updated. You should create a child theme instead.
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Child_Themes

  9. vvarra
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    i read the text in codex, but really i cannot understand anything from this.

    I want to open FTP location and upload/download files from there. Please suggest me a way to do this.

    Thanks in advance
    Venkat

  10. fonglh
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    You can find most things in the codex if you search google for it.
    http://codex.wordpress.org/FTP_Clients

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