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Is there a faster way to make changes to my child theme?

I am uploading my files through my File Manager on Host Gator to make changes to my wordpress site. Every time I have to make a new change I have to delete the style.css and upload the updated style.css file. Does anybody know of a more efficient way to test out a wordpress site? I have MAMP, but it's not working. Says something's wrong with the Apache server.

1 Answer

Hi Diana,

I would say MAMP (or XAMPP / WAMP on PC) would be the best way to quickly test out your theme but I see you're having problems with that. Do you have the error you're receiving please?

If you're ready to upload to a server, using something like Filezilla would probably be easier than going through File Manager on your server as you could simply edit the file and re-upload, overwriting the previous one. Always make sure you make a backup first though :)

Hope that helps!


The Error message is saying Apache couldn't be started. Please check your MAMP installation and configuration. When I open up MAMP, I see that the MySQL Server button is clicked instead of the Apache. Any idea as to how I can fix this? Thanks Rich!

I'll check out FileZilla.

Hi Diana,

Sorry about the delayed response.

I'm guessing here but it sounds as though it may be a conflicting port issue. I Googled mamp Apache couldn't be started and this Stack Overflow question may help.