Version History on Theme and Plugin Files
For developers regularly tweaking their theme layouts and plugins on the back-end, it would be an AMAZING feature to have some sort of version history on these files.
Since these files are editable within the interface, WP should have offer some type of version history and restore process, much like it already does on posts/pages.
Please add this to the next WordPress!
They're not, but only because, unlike posts and pages, the themes and template files are actual flat files.
Yes, I understand that. But I don't see any reason why the WP database can't have a table exclusively to retain versions of the UTF-8 text of a theme file, just like it does the text for post versions.
Size and space and ... well people change their themes. So we'd have to sort out how to flush the versions, so you didn't accidentally revert one theme's file to another, and so on and so forth.
Plus, the editor really isn't the best place to be developing a theme anyway. I'd sooner see that removed, really.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/advanced-code-editor versions themes and plugins.
http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wp-source-control versions themes.
If WordPress had *built-in* universal revision history it'd show built-in integrity ...a very valuable universal stable long-term audit trail.
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