[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #6732: Should Be Allowed to Edit Other Plugin Files

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Thu Dec 18 21:42:49 GMT 2008

#6732: Should Be Allowed to Edit Other Plugin Files
 Reporter:  cpoteet          |        Owner:  anonymous
     Type:  feature request  |       Status:  new      
 Priority:  normal           |    Milestone:  2.9      
Component:  General          |      Version:           
 Severity:  normal           |   Resolution:           
 Keywords:  dev-feedback     |  
Comment (by caesarsgrunt):

 Replying to [comment:4 ryan]:
 > Wouldn't disabling the editing of plugin files kind of go against the
 open source nature of WordPress?
 No, I don't see why. It's still open source - the plugin editor doesn't
 let you edit core WP files, anyway, and removing the editor doesn't stop
 those who want to from editing the files or remove their entitlement to do

 Replying to [comment:5 mrmist]:
 > if someone really wanted to edit the "restricted" plugins they could
 just edit the files directly in their editor of choice outside WP.

 Advanced users can edit all of the plugin files in their text editors, and
 less advanced users are likely to break their plugins by experimenting
 with the editor.
 And it'll be one less bit of the UI for new users to understand...

 Personally, I go for removing it or disabling it by default.

 But if it is there, it should ''certainly'' be able to edit all files.
 It should also have syntax highlighting if it is to be of any use
 whatsoever, IMO.
 And there should be a prominent warning above it about the possible
 consequences of editing plugin files.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6732#comment:6>
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