I have a clients site which has been working fine for a year or so, I have been doing a few updates to it over the last few days, now suddenly 'Saving Templates to File' has broken. If I make any changes to the templates via the control panel or via my html editor and save it wipes the whole of the file. The only way I can make any changes is to do them via the control panel and make sure 'Save Template to File' is unchecked.

I have checked and the templates folder is set to 777, and the location of that folder hasn't changed.

Does anyone have any advice? or a solution? Thanks in advanced.

  • check with your host to make ensure that ownership of the folder hasn't changed. That happened to me after my host updated some server software.
    – CreateSean
    Commented Apr 19, 2013 at 17:30
  • check also if was not any server update and you don't have safe_mode = ON
    – Max Lazar
    Commented Apr 22, 2013 at 6:26
  • Hi Erbert, I'd suggest writing up your solution as an answer and then accepting it once enough time has passed to assist people having the same issue down the line.
    – UltraBob
    Commented Apr 24, 2013 at 9:08

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thank you very much for your helpful answers. It turns out it was much more straight forward. I contacted the host and found out that the client's site had gone over it's space limit, so any template I was trying to change or create other than through the control panel wan't being written. Thanks again.

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