[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #31779: Warn users before using a built-in file editor for the first time

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Tue Apr 7 20:53:19 UTC 2015

#31779: Warn users before using a built-in file editor for the first time
 Reporter:  helen        |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Editor       |     Version:
 Severity:  normal       |  Resolution:
 Keywords:               |     Focuses:  ui, administration

Comment (by magicroundabout):

 Thanks Helen, I'm sure it has been discussed before, I just can't find
 anywhere in trac or Google. Google is mostly people like me telling others
 how to disable the editors.  I was hoping to find a rationale for keeping
 these things active.  Can someone sum up why it is felt that the editors
 shouldn't be removed? Are there some stats showing usage? Is there
 research showing that users need or want these things and that if we take
 them away they will complain?

 The amount of pain that these features cause me, as a developer, and my
 clients and end users FAR outweighs any benefit that we get from them, and
 even this ticket suggests that they should be used with caution.  I'd turn
 your argument about ability/access on its head: if someone wants to be
 editing themes and plugins then they should probably be using something
 more sophisticated than an in-browser editor.


Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/31779#comment:5>
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