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Permissions problems (3 posts)

  1. blake
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    When trying to use the theme editor, it says

    If this file was writable you could edit it.

    at the bottom of the screen.

    So I use my ftp client to go and change the permissions of the theme directory to 666, as suggested in another post here. As soon as I do that, I start having all kinds of major permissions problems and WP starts acting wacky, the site cannot be updated, new posts do not show up etc.

    What's going on here?

    TIA!

  2. blake
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Oh, btw... I'm entirely ignorant of unix, working under OSX 10.3.8 and using Fetch for ftp.

  3. moshu
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Chmod the file, not the directory! The file you want to edit.

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