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WordPress fix Can’t update template files in a child theme directory

Discussion in 'Misc WordPress Requests' started by ashWhitney, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. ashWhitney


    Can’t update template files in a child theme directory, by ashWhitney

    Hello. Since the update to 4.9, I have an issue with two sites (on the same server) as I’m receiving the error message below when trying to save files like functions.php in my child theme directory from the dashboard under APPEARANCE > EDITOR.

    “Something went wrong. Your change may not have been saved. Please try again. There is also a chance that you may need to manually fix and upload the file over http://FTP.”

    The issue exists using the 2017 theme as well as my site theme and child theme.

    The HealthCheck plugin reports the filesystem permissions as follows:

    The main WordPress directory Writable
    The wp-content directory Writable
    The uploads directory Writable
    The plugins directory Writable
    The themes directory Writable

    What I’ve also seen is that the WordPress dashboard under APPEARANCE > EDITOR doesn’t recognise any new files uploaded to the child theme directory.

    For example, I uploaded a file named functions-test.txt (plus a few other files) to the child theme directory, but there’s no reference to them in the dashboard (screen capture here).

    Regards, Ash

    Can’t update template files in a child theme directory

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