once you made the changes you need to show the web layer (basically when showing web layer a series of green boxes will appear)
if you right click on one fo these you can 'Export Selected Slice'. to keep things simple just save it as the same name of the file you are replacing, i.e. ig_headetertext_blue.png and then copy over to the server and replace the existing file
When I try and CHMOD the file or the image directory or the md_businessessence directory I get this error:
COMMAND:> SITE CHMOD 777 /public_html/templates/md_businesssense
550 Could not change perms on /public_html/templates/md_businesssense: Bad file descriptor
ERROR:> Requested action not taken (e.g., file or directory not found, no access).
Am I trying to do this replacement incorrectly? If not, what then do you suggest?
I think it's time to write a faq on this seems this question/issue comes up constantly. Here's the deal:
joomla is php, php runs under the webserver user account. this is typically apache and the user is often something like www-data. When you install something with joomla the files are uploaded and created on the server's filesystem by php which as i've just described ends up being the webserver user account. Now typically hosting providers don't set the permissions so that apache shares any access with your user account, so what happens is that after you've installed the template, those template files are now owned by apache and you cannot replace them. There are several solutions, you can use something like joomlaxplorer which lets you manipulate files through joomla which in turn means the apache user.
Probalby the easiest solution in this case is to uninstall the template via the joomla administrator, and then extract the template manually and ftp the whole template dir into the <joomla>/templates folder. This will allow you to edit the files yourself later.
Yes, that helps! I ended up trying something similar to this. I extracted the template on my local PC, made the modifications I needed, and re-zipped the template. I then uninstalled the template within Joomla and reinstalled the updated one. That of course worked.
I like both the suggestions you made though. It sounds like JoomlaXplorer is an extremely useful component and I will install it right away. The other way sounds good too.
Thank you very much for your reply. At least some of us can program php but that doesn't necessarily mean we are *nix experts or Apache experts. Well, at least I'm not.