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  • Resolved GranPaSmurf


    First, This might very well not be a JetPack issue. I am pleased with the JetPack modules I use on several sites.
    I used to see a file editor in WP. Included in the list of files available in the right panel was a CSS stylesheet file.
    Recently I loaded JetPack on my primary site and tried a few modules I had never used before, one of them was ‘custom CSS’ but I decided I didn’t want to use it since it is not really for making changes in files, rather it is for adding parameters to CSS. So I removed it.
    Now I cannot see a file editor in WP, either in ‘appearance’ drop-down or in ‘theme’ customization.
    Is the file editor no longer a part of WP? Or is a JetPack left-over preventing the original from showing?
    Any help or guidance you can give this neophyte will be appreciated.

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  • Plugin Author Jeremy Herve


    Jetpack Mechanic 🚀

    The file editor is still part of WordPress, and can be used with the Custom CSS editor in Jetpack. Here is an example of both menu items appearing on my site:

    If the file editor doesn’t appear in your dashboard, it might have been removed by a plugin or by your theme. This functionality can also be turned off via a setting in the wp-config.php file:

    It’s also worth noting that the File editor doesn’t appear on Multisite networks, unless you’re logged in to the Network Admin page.

    I would consequently suggest that you review all these options by switching themes, turning off all plugins, one at a time, and checking the wp-config.php file until you find the source of the problem.

    I hope this helps.

    Jeremy, thanks for your reply. I found the solution yesterday and I am a little embarassed that I didn’t find it before I posted here.
    A while back I had to install security plug-in, Better WP Security. There is an obscure setting under a tab called Tweaks that toggles the editor on/off.
    I changed that and now am back to what I usually see.
    Please forgive me for taking your time with an issue that originated with a different plug-in.

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