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Linux server, Filezilla and child themes

When I connect to my Linux server through Filezilla only the stock WordPress themes show up. Other themes that are installed and visible in the WordPress theme panel do not show up on the server. I’m trying to create a child theme. Do you know any possible reasons these other themes are not showing up? Is there another way I can create a child theme, through the Linux command line maybe? Thank you and I hope to hear back from you soon.


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@alexandratepp

One possible reason would be permissions. Specifically, if permissions on Themes A, B and C are set to user1 and Themes D, E and F are set to user2, then user1 may not be able to see them (where user1 would be the user you’re logging in as via SFTP).

The web server often has escalated privileges, so it would most likely be able to read both users data, though when you log in as a specific user (via SFTP), you’re logging in with limited privileges (specific to that user), which most likely does not have permission to view another users data.

It would really depend on your setup. Are you using DigitalOcean’s WordPress image or your own custom setup? If custom, how did you set things up?