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File Editor in 2.5? (8 posts)

  1. chimpygimp
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi guys,

    Does anybody know where I can find the file editor in version 2.5? It doesn't seem to be under the manage tab anymore? I need to edit files in the root directory (not the themes directory) on a regular basis so found this feature very useful in the previous versions.

    Thanks in advance.

    chimp

  2. Ivovic
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I never used it, so I can't really assist you - but I want to suggest that you try your hand at using an ftp client.

    the problem with web-based file editing is that there's no undo feature and no backup to fall back on.

  3. chimpygimp
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I use FTP for some tasks, the issue arises because I do a lot of work out on the road and dont want the hassle of downloading an FTP client each time I need to make simple alterations to a file.

  4. Ivovic
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    makes sense

  5. chimpygimp
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    has the file editior in wordpress being discontinued then or am I just being blind to it's whereabouts?

  6. Ivovic
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I dont know where it used to be - but I did look for it now, and didn't find it.

    I wouldn't be surprised if its gone, it wouldn't exactly qualify as a core feature. Maybe there's something else you can download and put in your web space to offer this function - perhaps even a better implementation of it.

  7. normgregory
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I can't find in 2.5 either.

    But it's still mentioned in the documentation.

  8. maidanet
    Member
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Any official word on whether this was removed intentionally?

    There's a simple text file that my clients update online. I'd rather not have to teach them the download, edit, upload route.

    The documentation says it should be under the Files - Manage area, but it's definitely not there.

    Foo. I wish I knew how to create plug ins...

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