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I installed WordPress yesterday, and I really like it (so far).

 

I am wondering about one thing: when I go to the theme editor in WP, I see the .php file for the theme I want to edit, along with the message, "If this file was writable you could edit it."

 

What file settings do I have to make in order to edit these files in WordPress? I really, really, really don't want to break anything, as I've got it working almost perfectly (including importing all my Blogger comments, and categorizing all 111 blog entries!!)

 

Thanks for your help.

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You would make the files 666 and the theme folder 777. But I wouldn't do it. Edit it on your own machine and upload it. No sense in giving someone the possibility to screw up your template.

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CHMOD 777 all the files in that theme you are using. Make sure you change them back to 644 when you finish.

 

>/public_html/wp-content/themes/

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I ended up doing some of both; I really wanted to edit the files online, so I changed the theme folder (and individual theme folders) to 777, and changed all the files in the individual theme folders to 666. I was able to edit the files in the WordPress theme editor, but it was REALLY slow. Then I realized that I had basically the exact same functionality in the File Manager in cPanel. I navigated to the page that I wanted to edit, and clicked "edit this page." I was able to edit it online without having to download/reupload it, and I don't have to change the file security settings to do so.

 

This was a perfect solution for me. I thought I'd share in case it helps somebody else later.

 

-Paul

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Jason,

 

Did you install Net2FTP on your own server, or do you use the one on their site? & What are the benefits of a web-based FTP client? Is it as secure as a desktop FTP client?

 

-Paul

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