Support » Fixing WordPress » My child themes aren't writable under 777

  • Whenever I create a child theme, it’s never writable to begin with. Looking under Dashboard/Appearance/Editor, I get the message You need to make this file writable before you can save your changes. See the Codex for more information.

    Using Filezilla, I navigate through httpdocs and then right-click over ‘wp-content’ and permissions are set to 777.

    I’m a bit confused on what other permissions I should be editing. Any suggestions?

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  • Your wp folders should be 755
    and your theme php files and css file should be 666 to edit.
    You should change the 777 on wp-content now.

    Thanks for alerting me to 777 risk. All folders changed to 755. I’d read that usually all other files should be 644 but you’re right that 666 is required to edit.

    I find I can only install a new theme when wp-content is changed to 777. As soon as it’s 755, a theme fails to install. Is there a way to resolve this?

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