[pmwiki-users] after update - unable to edit

Petko Yotov 5ko at 5ko.fr
Tue Oct 20 04:21:08 CDT 2015

On 2015-10-20 09:50, Wolf Drechsel wrote:
> recently I updated my pmwiki to 2.2.80. I dont have shell access on my
> server, so downloaded all the stuff, locally applied the cp command as
> recommended at http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/Upgrades - and
> uploaded the whole package back to the server.
> That worked, all the pages can be viewed.
> BUT:
> I can no longer edit them. First, I got the message "Changes blocked
> by the administrator". Googling led me to commenting out the
> "# $EnableBlocklist = 10;"
> entry at local/config.php.
> Now, the "blocked by administrator" message does no longer appear -
> but still changes I make when editing are not saved, the pages remain
> unchanged.
> This looks like quite a simple properties issue - but which could be
> the files in questions

Do you see any message of error or warning that the page could not be 
saved? When you submit the edit form with the "Save" button, does the 
edit form reappear, or the form gets submitted but the page is not 

If it is a permissions issue, you need to know what are the accepted 
permissions for files and for directories on your server and make sure 
that your wiki.d directory and all files in it have these permissions. 
Typically your permissions for directories may be 755 or 705, and for 
editable files 644 or 604, and this information may be in the 
documentation of your hosting provider.

Another way to check the permissions is to let PmWiki create a directory 
and a file. Rename "wiki.d" on the server to another name, say 
"renamed-wiki.d", then PmWiki will create a new 'wiki.d' and will add 
files in it. Visit the wiki in your browser and make a few edits, like 
HomePage and WikiSandbox. Then you'll see the newly created files in the 
new wiki.d directory and you can compare their permissions with the ones 
of renamed-wiki.d. If this is a permissions issue, the permissions will 
be different, so match them, remove the new "wiki.d" and rename back 
"renamed-wiki.d" to "wiki.d". To see/change permissions with an FTP 
browser, right-click on a file or files and select Permissions or 


Change log     :  http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/ChangeLog
Release notes  :  http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/ReleaseNotes
If you upgrade :  http://www.pmwiki.org/wiki/PmWiki/Upgrades

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