Bump I really want to use this function.
Normally I use Fillazilla FTP and notepad2 text editor, but lots of time I like to just tweak a page.
I do that now in the theme editor.
But I would like to use the file editor. to tweak my main index page...
to change a link for example the index page I have was not made in wordpress. So it does not show up in pages...
I just want a text box to edit page thats all...
the Codex says you can do this so I typed in data like codex says
no go. Here is link to codex http://codex.wordpress.org/Editing_files
"" Using the File Editor
WordPress contains a built in editor that allows you to edit files directly from within your browser.
Access the Built-in Editor from the Admin > Manage > Files screen.
* To view a file in the Built-in Editor, click on the file from the list or type in the specific address such as //www.mysite.com/wordpress/filename.php
o If the file is "writable", able to be changed, you will see a button at the bottom of the editing window that says "Update File". Click this when you are done with your edits and ready to save the file.
o If the file is not "writable", you will see a note under the bottom of the editing window telling you the file is not writable. You will need to CHMOD the file to 666 in order to make it writable through an FTP program before you can edit it.""