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  • magnusbonde

    (@magnusbonde)


    Hi, I’m in serious trouble. I’m an intern at a company and i’m setting up a wordpress locally on my computer using MAMP. No one here is IT experts.
    Everything was fine untill i was editing a footer page for the theme via wordpress editor. I cut out a piece of code and updated. then everything went blank. Then I went backwards to put the piece of code back in place and updated, but it was too late.

    Any ideas what happened and how to fix it?

    Best regards

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  • Len

    (@lenk)

    Hi magnusbonde

    That’s why I don’t use the built-in theme editor. I prefer making adjustments in a plain text editor then uploading the changed file. A blank screen indicates a PHP error.

    Do you have a copy of the unchanged file?

    magnusbonde

    (@magnusbonde)

    Yes i believe i still have the php file for that certain section

    Len

    (@lenk)

    This website is currently on your computer? Simply overwrite the changed file with the original one.

    If this was a remote site you’d upload the original via ftp.

    John

    (@johngieser)

    Hi Magnus, if you can access the site via FTP as Len suggested, replace the footer you were editing. It may take a bit of hunting to find it, but it should be in wp-content/themes/<theme name>/<file.php>. If you were using a theme from another location or repository, you can download a clean copy and just replace the affected file/section.

    If you don’t have FTP access, but you can SSH, you may be able to edit the file via text editor from the console.

    magnusbonde

    (@magnusbonde)

    Thanks for the help guys. It worked. I’m so happy right now!

    Len

    (@lenk)

    You’re welcome. Glad to see you got it sorted out. 🙂

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