Uh Oh! Editing function.php code crashed site

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    DanielleM
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    I was trying to edit the function.php file and crashed my site. Now all I get (backend or published site) is an error code:

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected $end in /home/content/40/11426440/html/wp-content/themes/backcountry/functions.php on line 111

    I can’t access any menu items on dashboard to activate my backup, reload the theme, or try to correct the problem.

    What should I do?

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    #52726

    braddalton
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    Login to your server using FTP or File Manager in cPanel and download a copy of your child themes functions.php to your desktop as backup.

    Then upload a copy of that file from your local backup or a new copy of the theme.

    Looks like you are missing a closing curly bracket on line 111.
    [php]
    }
    [/php]


    #52735

    DanielleM
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    Thank you so much for your response! I really appreciate you pin pointing the problem. Now I can learn from my mistake. Problem is solved!

    I also received another response from a different forum site. Sharing below just in case someone else has the same problem in the future. Two possible solutions…

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    You can use FTP (or other file manager your host provides) to deactivate that theme – by changing the name on the theme’s folder – find it here:

    wordpress
    wp-content
    themes
    backcountryHOLD – add HOLD here

    Then reinstall the theme or replace that functions.php file with a new copy.

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