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Committing changes from UI

I want non-technical people to be able to commit simple changes from the UI.
In particular they should be able to create new files and directories and edit their contents.

I can see from this wikiversity page that it used to be possible perhaps with a previous version of the UI. Can this be done with Cloud hosted repositories now?

I don't want them to have to faff with doing stuff on their local and running sourcetree or git commands.

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Tyler T Atlassian Team Dec 15, 2020

Hi @richardnielsen , based on your experience.. it seems you are using Bitbucket Server - not Bitbucket Cloud. Creating new files via the UI is not currently available in the Server version. Here is a similar question:

Interesting! How can one tell whether one is using Bitbucket Server or Bitbucket Cloud?

Tyler T Atlassian Team Dec 16, 2020

The easiest way is to look at the URL. Bitbucket Cloud is hosted at 

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seanaty Atlassian Team Dec 14, 2020

Yes it's possible. If you have write access, you'll see an "edit" button for each file. You can then make changes and click "commit" which will also give an option to open a pull request.

You can also add a new file by selecting "Add file" from the "..." menu in the file section.

Can you post a clip of your screen with this menu please? I have the following options in my "..." menu: "Compare", "Copy branch name", "Checkout in Sourcetree", "Create branch from here", and "Download"
No "Add file" or anything to create a directory. I can edit the files and commit changes if I click on a file no problems.

Tyler T Atlassian Team Dec 15, 2020

Do you have write access to the repository?

I didn't set up the repo and I don't have full permissions. However I can edit existing files and commit the changes by clicking on files in the browser. Doesn't this mean I have write access? I certainly can create branches and make/change files and directories using SourceTree or git on the command line.

Perhaps one's permissions for a repo should be viewable on one's profile so I could answer this more easily.

Tyler T Atlassian Team Dec 15, 2020

Screen Shot 2020-12-15 at 12.29.31 PM.pngHere is a screenshot of the dropdown menu.

Ok thanks for the picture. However I can't make my screen look like that. I never have a "clone" button top right with "..." to the right. Therefore no menu.

"Clone" for me is an option in the ACTIONS portion of the menu on the left.

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