[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 21:15:31 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 helen):

 Replying to [comment:5 magicroundabout]:
 > 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.

 Yes, users *should* be using something else. However, they may not know
 any better. I was one of those users: I knew what FTP was, but only in the
 framework of getting MP3s from Audiogalaxy sources. I did not know what it
 had to do with making my blog look the way I wanted it to - if WordPress
 (like Blogger) hadn't provided in-browser methods for tinkering with my
 sites, I would never have gotten into WP development, full stop. I'm not
 here for the nostalgia, though - I'm saying this is a good place for a
 little bit of "are you sure about this" as well as education, not
 wholesale preventing users from learning that this world of editing the
 web even exists.

Ticket URL: <https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/31779#comment:6>
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