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  • Hello, I am trying to customzie the template for my blog that I recently installed, and I’m in the ‘theme editor’ area. I have a message that says ‘If this file were writable you could edit it.’

    any suggestion what folder/files to change the permissions on to make this writable? and what I should change the permissions to?

    or is this is permission issue at all?

    i played around with the premissions with the wp-admin directory but it didn’t work.

    help would be much appreciated!

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  • Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    The files need to be 666

    The files you need to change are in

    that help?

    yes! thank you 😀

    Help! Is there anyway someone can make this clear to me?

    I’ve been trying to make this work for weeks. I’ve been getting the same message: “If this file were writable you could edit it.”

    I have tried to change the permissions for the individual themes to 666 as you said. I tried doing it in FireFTP by rightclicking on the appropriate file, selecting properties, then unclicking execute so that I get the 666 setting. It didn’t change anything. So I went into the file manager in cPanel and did the same thing. This time my website would no longer load. I have no idea what’s going on.

    Try to make it 777.

    Don’t ever make it 777 unless your host insists.

    And you shouldn’t use the theme editor except in emergencies. Two good reasons:

    1) It is not reliable enough to be the standard for editing your files (no php-based editor is).

    2) It requires you to expose your theme files to hackers.

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