Ultimate Security Checker
Turning off file edits has unintended consequences (2 posts)

  1. alternateroute
    Posted 4 years ago #

    One of the suggestion from Ultimate Security Checker was

    It's better to turn off the file editor for plugins and themes in WordPress admin.

    I googled how to do this and the suggestion was to add the line


    to wp-config.php.
    However, when I did this, the dropdown menu in both the Dashboard tab and the Plugins tab stopped working. This meant I wasn't able to get to the automatic updates pages for plugins or WordPress.
    Does anyone have an alternate method of turning off the file editor that doesn't have this side effect?


  2. Flash Buddy
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I use:

    define('DISALLOW_FILE_EDIT', true);
    ...with no ill effects.

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