unable to edit theme scripts

Zenphoto version 1.5.7 (Official build)
Current locale setting: en_US.UTF8
Server software: Apache
PHP version: 7.3.20
Graphics support: PHP GD library bundled (2.1.0 compatible)
supporting: gif, jpg, jpeg, png, wbmp
PHP memory limit: 1024M (Note: Your server might allocate less!)
MySQLi version: 5.6.47

In Zenphoto installations on a particular website on this server I am unable to edit the theme scripts.
I have tried more than one installation in this web site - same result:

I can click on edit and a new window opens but it is blank

On another website on this same server I do not have the same problem.

Any suggestions please?

I am baffled,


  • acrylian Administrator, Developer
    edited July 2020

    You are probably referring to the theme editor? You need full admin rights to edit them. Otherwise blank window means some serious error mostly or file/folder permissions mismatcht. Please review your logs.

    I really recommend to edit themes files on a local server setup using a proper code editor instead.

  • Thank you. Yes, the theme editor.

    the debug.log gives this error:

    EXCEPTION (0): Too few arguments to function isTextFile(), 1 passed in .../zp-core/admin-themes-editor.php on line 45 and exactly 2 expected in .../zp-core/admin-themes-editor.php on line 23

    which appears to be this line:

    function isTextFile($file, $ok_extensions) {


  • acrylian Administrator, Developer

    I think that is fixed in the support build/1.5.8b already.

  • Yes - it is!

    Thank you,

  • I have the same problem, how can I fix it?
    I have Zenphoto version 1.5.7

  • acrylian Administrator, Developer

    I think that is fixed in the support build/1.5.8b already.

  • where can I find this?

  • acrylian Administrator, Developer

    As said on the (unnecessary) ticket right on our home page.

  • Eli15 Member

    ?? sorry,
    I don't understand.
    Why are you hiding the link? A simple link to "1.5.8b".
    The error is still in the offered "current"(?) 1.5.7.

    Or any hint that something is wrong in 1.5.7.

    Do we have to read the whole page?
    Even a 1.5.8b search doesn't bring up a link.
    that doesn't suit you and the CMS. :(
    best regards

  • fretzl Administrator, Developer

    It's this link on the homepage: Support build (GitHub master)

  • acrylian Administrator, Developer
    edited March 11

    Even a 1.5.8b search doesn't bring up a link.

    1.5.8b is apparently not a release yet therefore it is not listed on the site yet. Btw, it is 1.5.8RC by now. The support build is explained on the installation and updating page.

  • Eli15 Member
    edited March 12

    vielen Dank für die schnellen Antworten und Hilfe!

    es klappt.

    Grüße, eli

  • acrylian Administrator, Developer

    Super. The theme editor is just a convenience tool for quick edit. More extensive changes are better done via a proper text editor or development tool and best on a staging site or local enviroment.

  • Eli15 Member

    yes, I use it just for small edits and the site is for friends and disfunctionallity doesn't look good. Thanks

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