Easy skin editing, Uploads and Downloads Via FTP.

sitehostz

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I posted this and then realised that I do not remeber how I had the permissions set to allow me to do this anymore. So the stuff below can be used to download the themes or files but not upload them.

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During the time when I was playing with the themes, It was a pain to keep having to copy themes from one place to another to get then in the frontend folder. So I did something like a reverse symlink to get around this.

If you have a site located on your cpanel server and your username is host99, then log into your server as root and go to

/home/host99 (You'll See)
|- public_html
|- public_ftp
|- temp

And so on. While you are in your main /home/host99, issue the following command as root.

ln -s /usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend frontend

Now reload your ftp directory and you'll see,

/home/host99 (You'll See)
|- public_html
|- public_ftp
|- temp
|- frontend <- you now see this

Now, if you double click on the frontend symlink in your ftp client, you can now upload/download whatever parts of the theme that you are working on without having to copy the files all around or upload them into WHM as you'll now see...

/home/host99/frontend
|- bluelagoon
|- y
|- mail
|- xskin

ECT...

Regards,
Chris

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Website Rob

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Good info there, Chris. I'm sure it will come in handy for those people that are looking to do something like that -- or hadn't thought of doing it that way.

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kosmo

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Originally posted by sitehostz
I posted this and then realised that I do not remeber how I had the permissions set to allow me to do this anymore.


To solve your permissions problem you also need to do this:

chown -R host99.host99 usr/local/cpanel/base/frontend

(of course only in case you are host99)

kosmo

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qwerty22

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hmmm didn´t get the permissions working for me.
can someone help me?

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