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  • i just installed the new version of the wordpress 2.0.3
    But when i try to edit my themes (any theme) the theme i uploaded or the default wordpress theme, i dont see the ‘Edit’ button at the bottom. I just see ..

    ‘If this file were writable you could edit it.’

    The previous version of wordpress dont show this. what should i do now? I even tried installing wordpress couple of times. it still shows the same thing.

    Can someone help please? thanx in advance

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  • This relates to the file permissions on the server.

    Check what they are and whether the wordpress application is allowed to write to the file. To test it temporarilr chmod the them file to 777 and see is you are then allowed to edit and if the message disappears.

    it sounds more like a server issure rather than a wordpress issue…

    I don’t know what kind of permissions you have on the server you are using or if you can even change them yourself… You might want to contact your host.

    yes! i changed the permission to all the theme files as ‘777’ its i see the ‘UPDATE’ button at the bottom of the theme editor.. but is it safe to leave the permission like that?

    well, you kinda have to if you want WordPress to be able to do what it do…

    but is it safe to leave the permission like that?

    Absolutely NOT! That leaves your blog open to anybody who wants to hack it 🙂
    After editing change back everything as it was before.
    Given this security issue I am always absolutely against editing online your themes. Edit them on your computer and upload the modified files. In this way you don’t have to worry about forgetting to change back the permissions…

    I don’t like 777. It’s evil. 😉

    Have a look here:

    I’d say avoid 777 if you can.

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