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    jgentry
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    I’m trying to understand which is the best place for editing files. Would it be on your host’s site (like BlueHost), on WP, or via FTP?

    So far (as I’m still learning), I’ve found it easiest to backup everything and make edits in my CPanel via BlueHost.

    Which do you suggest?

    Thanks!

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    #66535

    RobG
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    I’m not really sure I follow you, why not edit in your WordPress dashboard?


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    #66536

    jgentry
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    I’ve been told to edit elsewhere (after making a copy of the file I’m editing) in case I make a mistake in the style sheet or whatever file I’m editing.

    There’s been an instance when I messed something up and I couldn’t access my dashboard anymore.

    #66539

    RobG
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    The best practice is to just keep a copy of your Style.css and function.php files and so on. I edit my files each and everyday and sometimes break things but as long and you have your backups you will be ok.

    Keep in mind if for any reason you break lets say, your function.php file because of someting you changed and you try accessing your WordPress dashboard and you get that ERROR – message you can always access your files from your cpanel with any problems and just remove any bad coding you may have added and your website will begin working.

    Hope this help


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    #66552

    jgentry
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    So do you save copies daily and locally to your computer?

    #66554

    RobG
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    Yes every time I do any editing sometimes two to three times a week it’s a habit. I’ve never had any problems. I also run backups from my cpanel it makes it easier if you need your work restored by your hosting provider they will not charge you if you have your own backups.

    But I make so many changes I am always backuping up my content.


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    #66555

    jgentry
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    Gotcha.

    Thanks for the helpful advice. I’ll use it!

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    RobG
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    Glad I could help.


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