Re: changing your theme files in WP-Admin > Presentation > Theme Editor
Some people on the forum, I’ve noticed regularly and strongly say that the Theme Editor in WP-Admin is “dangerous” and “you can’t use it”. They seem to insist the only way to edit any template of your theme, is with a Text Editor (Notepad+++, PSPad, etc) and FTP’ing your changes.
I understand there are 2 potential risks that carry some degree of risk with the Theme Editor:
(1) There isn’t a back-up, unless you make a back-up. Your change could break the theme. [However with text files the same is true, you still have to maintain your backup in incremental saves and not continually overwrite it].
(2) There is some known security risk with leaving your theme files “writeable” as a permissions on your server; and it must be “writeable” for the Theme Editor to work.
MY QUESTION IS SIMPLY THIS:
If the Theme Editor is truly unusable and dangerous, when will WP remove it from the WP-Admin?
If not, why not? Anyone else consider Theme Editor to be a Feature more than a Risk?
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