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Advanced theme editor? (6 posts)

  1. Asitis
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Heya,
    Seeing I run all my sites on WordPress, and none of them are ever really finished, I was wondering if it was possible to edit the "Theme Editor" function with a more advanced editor. Something with code/mark-up functionality and such.
    Does anyone know of such plugin?

  2. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Usually unless you're just doing minor changes it's best to use an offline editor; notepad ++ is a nice one. Then just upload the files back to the server. It much safer that way.

  3. Asitis
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Yeah I know, but I do allot of minor changes (mostly for sidebar content etc) on a daily basis, and I was hoping there was somekind of advanced editor for the Theme Editor, seeing there also is one for writing posts.

  4. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I'm not aware of one. Not to say that there isn't one out there.

  5. Illys
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Bump on this one, I'd like color-coding, line-numbers and keyboard-tab-capture behavior in the theme editor (Admin > Themes > Theme Editor). With my site being on a non-local host now, theme tweaks are more important than ever from the admin section.. and it's a pain to try and find your place again and again after making an edit midway down the css sheet or to try and use the browser's 'find' feature to locate a specific bit of text in the code being edited.

    My greatest pet peeve? Trying to use Tab to insert a 5-7 space indentation in the code, and finding my browser focus has been sent to the next element in the page (classic keyboard shortcut in a browser.)

    Still.. Nice being able to edit straight in the browser! Ditto on that plugin/hack thing.. anyone know of any?

  6. moshu
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Nice being able to edit straight in the browser!

    No, it's not. Every second user doing that leaves their files world writable (chmod 666) and after a week they come back crying about being hacked.
    Every pro blogger edits the theme files offline on their computer in a decent editor.

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