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  • Spine

    (@spine)


    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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  • moshu

    (@moshu)

    Was the file writable when you made the changes?

    Spine

    (@spine)

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

    oriecat

    (@oriecat)

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

    moshu

    (@moshu)

    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…”)

    Spine

    (@spine)

    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.

    oriecat

    (@oriecat)

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

    Spine

    (@spine)

    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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