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  • JGatos



    Whether it be an older post, a new post, or even a page, when I go to “Manage” on the dashboard, I can’t delete anything. I am in as an administrator. I double checked. What can I do?


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  • Doodlebee


    Are your file permissions set correctly on your server?





    Well Doodlebee, if I may ask? What files am I looking to see if the permissions are set right.?



    Did you visit the link I posted? It contains all of that information.



    Yes, I went to the link.. but I don’t understand Chinese or Mandarin LOL.. What can I say?
    It’s not easy. I am not good with all this stuff.I did it all and it still doesn’t work..




    RE: “If this file were writable you could edit it.”

    This is the message I get for all files in the Theme Editor section of “Presentation”. I need to edit the style.css file.

    Yes, I am the administrator of my site (

    Must I go to FTP and create and upload an new, edited style.css ?



    @cliffsvoice – either bring the file down to your PC, edit it and then upload it (via FTP as you mentioned).


    Since you admin the site, you chould follow the link earlier in this thread and chmod the theme directory so that your apache process can write to it.

    Personally, I prefer the first option from a security perspective.



    JGatos: I just accessed the link doodlebee posted, and it’s perfectly normal American English….



    It’s very complicated Technical stuff.. That’s what I was saying..

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