Plugin Reviews

Better File Editor

Adds line numbers, syntax highlighting, code folding, and lots more to the theme and plugin editors in the admin panel.

14 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
Must have
By , for WP 4.1.1

Must have plugin for all those who have child themes and want to modify css or php. I love the color schemes and the simplicity of use. Just install and you'r set. Need some vertically resize or, if not asking too much, the possibility to make it full screen.
Thanks author.

works as advertised
By , for WP 4.1

simple and it works

7 months later...
By , for WP 3.9.2

The editor is still not vertically resizable. It used to be, but now, not so much. The last time the plugin author responded to this thread was 7 months ago. I gave up and am using an actual code editor - Coda 2 - to modify my CSS and other PHP files. Not a plugin. So much happier.

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Simply Awesome

By , for WP 3.9.1

A lot cleaner than "Advanced Code Editor".

By , for WP 3.8.1

I am truly grateful to the developers of this plugin. I must have died and gone to code heaven :) because this is the best plugin to date that I have found to add to my toolbox.

Just remember when you make changes - backup.

Best wishes to all!

Thanks for developing it
By , for WP 3.8.1

Thanks for developing it

Works as expected, and makes the file editor useful
By , for WP 3.8

Without this plugin, the file editor is little more than a built-in notepad in a browser. With this plugin, the file editor is transformed into a useful programmer's editor.

Why this functionality isn't part of the core at this point, I'll never know, but regardless, this plugin is great.

Thanks, Bryan!

By , for WP 3.8

I've started using the built-in editor a lot for quick tweaks to theme displays, and this has made my life much easier. Very thankful!

Live syntax check = Awesome!
By , for WP 3.8

The live Syntax checking and suggestions to help avoid silly errors that can waste time. This plugin goes further than just syntax highlighting. Thanks for this plugin!

Tip: Ctrl+f is search, Ctrl+f twice is find and replace and Ctrl+L is find line number

This might be silly but buttons for these functions and any other functions would be cool..

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