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WordPress Admin Panel “Manage -> Files” Gone?

  • 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?

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  • It’s been removed.

    This was the change that removed it:
    http://trac.wordpress.org/changeset/6549

    It annoys me too, I’ve brought it up as a bug:
    http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6632

    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.

    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.

    @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!

    @otto, how? The plugin and theme editor doesn’t accept “../” in the filename.

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

    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.

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

    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…

    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.

    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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