Re: Editing Plugin files for Plugin Browser Installed Plugins?
The files and folders need to be writable by the webserver user. You may have changed the permissions when you edited the files that exist there already.
The easiest approach (but insecure on shared hosting services) is to chmod the files.
chmod -R 777 bbpress-root/my-plugins
Or you can change ownership on those files to the webserver user, usually “www” or “apache” depending on the setup.
chown -R www:www bbpress-root/my-plugins
Remember that the upgrade facility of the plugin browser won’t maintain your manual changes to the plugins. You will need to re-edit the new versions.
Plugins that are installed normally will happily co-exist with those installed by the plugin-browser. Just keep them outside of the pb–xxxx folder structure.