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[resolved] Updated to WordPress 2.0.4 and can't update files. (11 posts)

  1. desertdiva
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I recently "bit the bullet" and updated to the newest version of WordPress (2.0.4). I did have some problems, and had to contact my webhost (1 & 1) for help.

    Now I want to edit the sidebar and when I put in the information and click on "Update file" at the bottom of the page, I get taken to a new page with the message: "Sorry, that file cannot be edited."

    I have no IDEA what is wrong, but can only suspect the new upgrade of WordPress. Please help!

  2. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Try chmodding your theme files 666 once, select all of them, and chmod them 666, like in the image here:
    http://www.vindictivebastard.net/images2/theme-files-chmod-666-to-edit.gif

    spencerp

  3. desertdiva
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks for responding - and so quickly! It didn't work. :-( I'm still getting the same error message, although I do know now what it means to "chmod" files. Any more suggestions?

  4. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    What's your theme folder chmodded? Try chmodding it 775 once.. ? =/

    http://www.vindictivebastard.net/images2/chmod-755.gif

    spencerp

  5. desertdiva
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Now I've done it - I can't access the themes folder on WS-FTP LE - it says "permission denied."

  6. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You may need to contact your host so that they can undo your experiment with chmod.

    And while you're contacting them, ask if your server is running mod_security. It may explain your original issue.

  7. desertdiva
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    OK, got out of that mess... I did add execute (777) and I still get the same message.

  8. desertdiva
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/82964?replies=4

    Someone wrote that a space in the theme directory name can cause this error? Any suggestions?

  9. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well, if you look at the theme directory, does it have spaces in it?

  10. desertdiva
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    No spaces, but some capital letters. I renamed the theme with all lower case and believe it or not the problem is solved! Very strange.....

    Thanks Spence and Handy - y'all are the best!

  11. spencerp
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    You're welcome, well really Handy helped there the most lol.. I was talkin with someone on chat at that moment..haha..

    spencerp
    /Can this be marked as [Resolved] now please? =P

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