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"Files" tab in MU admin? (12 posts)

  1. moose1
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Why is there no "Files" tab in the Manage section of my WP MU admin site? I need to edit the site's CSS and can't for the life of my find where the files are? They're probably right in front of my face, but I don't see it.

    Thanks a lot.

  2. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Because it is a BIG security risk.

    There are a few hacks running around to bring it back, but it isn't recommended.

    FTP is the way to go.

  3. drmike
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    And even then, only as the site admin.

  4. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 15 years ago #

    For a tiny css edit, I just od it live on the server thru cpanel or whatever.

  5. pug
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    you should give a try to those:

    http://www.pspad.com
    http://www.editplus.com

    or

    http://smultron.sourceforge.net

    if you're under a MAC/OS enviroment

  6. moose1
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Huh, that's too bad. I really liked being able to edit files directly from the admin site. I don't see how that's anymore insecure than plain text FTP, but then I don't know much about security. Was this a known security issue that WP officially sited as the reason for getting rid of the Files tab?

  7. drmike
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Would you really want your endusers, folks that you don't know, to have access to files for your install?

    Also remember that you have to set the files to be worldwritable to use that tab.

  8. moose1
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Would you really want your endusers, folks that you don't know, to have access to files for your install

    Users who are not admins don't have access to the Files tab, only admins, correct? I just logged into one my WP sites as a contributor and the Files tab is not available.

  9. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Each user gets their own blog. Which means that for their blog, yes they have admin.

    Mu has:
    - Site Admin (full admin, everywhere, every blog, this is you)
    - Blog Admin (admin rights on their own blog, nothing more)

    Which, is why certain little things like this are missing.

  10. moose1
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Ah, I see. MU is a little difference than a single user install. Thanks for the clarification. Much appreciated.

  11. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    It's a lot different, actually.

    Not really to the end user so much (who has a blog), but there are a few minor differences.

    The big differences are on the global scale, which only a site admin has access to.

  12. drmike
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    There's actually a sticky labeled Please read me first over on the wp.com forums if you want to check it out.

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com

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