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Sidebar reverted to earlier version

  • I’ve been making little changes to my sidebar–moving things around, adding text, etc. I’ve been modifying the sidebar.php file via the WP interface. But I just checked my site (in progress), and the sidebar seems to have reverted to its original state, before I made all the changes. Does anyone know why this might have happened? I did add some Sitemeter code to my sidebar around the time that this problem occurred, but I can’t tell if the two things are related.

    I didn’t save the modified file to my own computer, unfortunately. I guess I shouldn’t get used to modifying files through the WP site without backing them up locally.

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  • Was the file writable when you made the changes?

    Hi Moshu…not quite sure what you mean (newbie here). I was using the Theme Editor to modify my sidebar template.

    Did you do a hard refresh to make sure you’re seeing the current version?

    That’s what I meant. Was the “Update file” button at the bottom right available? Could you see it and did you click it after making the changes?
    (If the file is not writable [=chmod 666 for example] then the button isn’t visible, and you have at the bottom right a text saying: “If the file was writable…”)

    Ah…I’m afraid I wasn’t clear enough. Sorry. I made the changes to my sidebar a few days ago, and was updating the file as I went. The file was indeed writable, because my changes were there when I viewed the blog in my browser. Everything was fine until today, when the original sidebar (sans my changes) showed up suddenly.

    Maybe your host had some issue and restored back to a previous file?

    That could’ve been it, oriecat. No big deal–this time, anyway.

    I have same problem here…
    Was the “Update file” button at the bottom right available? >>> No
    Could you see it and did you click it after making the changes? >>> I can’t even see it
    (If the file is not writable [=chmod 666 for example] then the button isn’t visible, and you have at the bottom right a text saying: “If the file was writable…”) >>> Yes, I see that text.
    What should i do? Thanks @_@

    The answer was there: [=chmod 666 for example].
    In other words it means Changing_File_Permissions

    thanks moshu. i’ve changed to 666, but nothing change. any idea? cheers, lia s.

    >_< please anyone help me. i cannot find ‘Show Hidden Files’ under ‘View’ from the top menu, as directed in
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_File_Permissions

    Thank you … (desperate newbie)

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