WordPress Admin Panel "Manage -> Files" Gone? (11 posts)

  1. sahaskatta
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I often used the file editor feature in WordPress to edit my .htaccess and other files. I can't seem to find out how to get to it in WP2.5. Was it removed or am I just not seeing it?

  2. It's been removed.

    This was the change that removed it:

    It annoys me too, I've brought it up as a bug:

  3. Pinoy.ca
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks for this information, Otto. I was thinking the reason was for security -- someone with a stolen login can modify the core files.

    sahaskatta, There are many "online file editor" php scripts out there for us to use instead. Just remember to put it in a password protected area.

  4. If somebody has a stolen login, they can still modify the core files through the theme or plugin editor, just in a more roundabout way. There is no security improvement here, just a loss of major functionality.

    I'll see about creating a plugin to fix what WordPress has broken in this release. Shouldn't be too difficult.

  5. sahaskatta
    Posted 7 years ago #

    @Otto, thanks for the information!
    @Pinoy, i'll look into finding a plugin.

    I'll probably just edit it locally on my desktop and upload it via SFTP to my server. It was nice to have it built right!

  6. Pinoy.ca
    Posted 7 years ago #

    @Otto, how? The plugin and theme editor doesn't accept "../" in the filename.

    @sahaskatta, no, not a plugin. I mean a textarea file editor.

  7. a) The theme's functions.php file runs on every load of any page of the blog.
    b) http://php.net/fwrite

    a+b = edit any file you like, if you're clever about it.

  8. miyurose
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Otto, I'd love a plugin that replaced this function!

  9. benmillett
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'd go for the plugin restoring this capability, too. Seems odd that there would still be a Manage File sub-panel page in the codex...

  10. benmillett
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Just a follow-up. The Manage File sub-panel is still there. If you can add things to your core WP files, download WP 2.3.3 (from here) and copy the templates.php file from the 2.3.3 wp-admin folder to the wp-admin folder of your main WP directory. The link won't be there to access the page, so you'll have to manually type go to foo.com/wordpress/wp-admin/templates.php (or foo.com/wp-admin/templates.php, depending on your set-up). I just edited a file or two with it, so the functionality is there.

  11. Dgold
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I was wondering what happened with that. I used to use Manage > Files for a few tasks.

    Now I just have to edit it on my PC, and re-FTP the file.

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