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I was trying to change a part of the script in the header on my IBP board and needed to change permissions but can't seem to figure it out. I tried through cPanel File Manager and through FTP and while permissions did change, I still couldn't complete the script change. I keep getting

 

Cannot write into './Skin/s1/skin_global.php', please check the CHMOD value, and if needed, CHMOD to 0777 via FTP. IBF cannot do this for you.

 

I wound up changing the name of the page from chat.htm to chat and that fixed the page unavailable problem but I will have to do make some other changes and will eventually need to change permissions.

 

How do I change permissions? I did search for an answer & saw where a support ticket might be in order BUT I think support needs a break from me for a few days. LOL!

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If you can´t change the permission for skin_global.php or the changes don´t get saved in this file (in this case) you will need to open a ticket. Since your forum was moved as I understand, the chance is that the help desk needs to change the ownership of the files.

 

To change the permission through the file manager in cpanel:

1. find the file

2. click the underline

3.fill the boxes with the numbers

4. click the "change" button.

 

Don´t forget to change back the permission when the file is modified. :)

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If you can´t change the permission for skin_global.php or the changes don´t get saved in this file (in this case) you will need to open a ticket. Since your forum was moved as I understand, the chance is that the help desk needs to change the ownership of the files.

 

To change the permission through the file manager in cpanel:

1. find the file

2. click the underline

3.fill the boxes with the numbers

4. click the "change" button.

 

Don´t forget to change back the permission when the file is modified. :tchrocks:

 

Thanks for the reply! I followed your instructions for file manager & apparently, support isn't done with me afterall. I'll give them a break & wait a few days. :)

 

Thanks!

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Hello,

 

You will need to Chmod the styles folder 777 and then also any folders under it like S1 or S2 depending on the styles. I suggest you do this via a FTP manager if you can.

 

Once its done, change it back to 755 until you need to make more modications.

 

If this fails, open that support ticket!

 

JimE

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To me, its easier to edit the copy of the file on my computer and then ftp it to the server.

That way you don't have to worry about permissions.

When I added the logo & buttons to the original IPB forum, I had to change the permissions via SSH on the previous server, then was able to change the code from the admin panel & upload changes.

 

You will need to Chmod the styles folder 777 and then also any folders under it like S1 or S2 depending on the styles. I suggest you do this via a FTP manager if you can.

 

Once its done, change it back to 755 until you need to make more modications.

 

I *think* I changed the skins folder and the S1 but will try again once I recover from my journey into SMF code. If I still can't do it, I'll contact support.

 

Thanks!!

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