Theme Editing Frustrations
I understand that these questions will seem obvious to a lot of people, but I’m a newcomer to all of this, and I’m getting very, very frustrated with my website.
As the new Public Relations Officer for a state-wide student organization, I adopted our website into my role. Previously, the organization had a website but drastically under utilized it, never updated it, etc. This past summer, the organization took a leap forward and made the website much more formal, creating an actual domain name (northdakotasa.org) and purchasing a template (Adapt by Appfinite). However, this organization has terrible administrative memory, and literally no one involved with purchasing the template is easily accessible anymore – leaving me with lots of questions and no answers.
All I currently want to do is modify the theme slightly, just changing the background and text colors. However, this is proving nearly impossible for me.
Under Appearance>Editor, I get the following message: “You need to make this file writable before you can save your changes. See the Codex for more information.” Here comes my frustration.
I’ve read Codex and followed link after link after link for over two hours, and I still don’t understand how to change my permissions. I do not have the downloaded copy of the template, and no one who has responded to me does either (I’ve been trying to make contact with past officers for over a month). I downloaded FileZilla – but it’s not really of use to me if I don’t have the downloaded theme, right?
Is there any way to get around not having the downloaded theme files? Or to download them again, somehow? Or am I missing something all together?
Any help would be greatly, greatly appreciated.
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