So you’ve uploaded a WordPress theme, head on over to the theme editor to make some changes, and get the dreaded If this file were writable you could edit it message? Not to worry, this is a quick fix. You don’t have to fire up your FTP client and reupload a new template file every time you make a change. You can use the theme editor like everyone else, with just a few quick changes to your file permissions, and I’ll show you how.
- What exactly are file permissions, and what do I need to set them to?
- How to change file permissions via an FTP client (in bulk)
- How to change file permissions via cPanel
Let’s read on…