How to Enable Plugin Editor tab on your WP Dashboard?

Usually, web hosting providers disable WordPress Plugin and Theme Editor tabs by default for security reasons. Enable file editor on your dashboard is very useful when you have an error showing on your pages and want to trace the piece of code causing that or you need to put a custom function in a plugin/theme file.

To enable it, you should make changes to your wp-config.php in your WordPress installation root directory.

  1. First, make sure that you’ve FTP or cPanel account access credentials to have access to your WordPress installation files. If you have FTP credentials, then you can use applications such as FileZilla, CrossFTP, Cyberduck, and many more to access WordPress files.
  2. Using cPanel access credentials or an FTP account, open your WordPress installation root directory -> edit ‘wp-config.php’ file by any editor software like notepad++, vsCode, etc.
  3. Search for the line define('DISALLOW_FILE_EDIT', true);
  4. We need to change “true” to “false” to be define('DISALLOW_FILE_EDIT', false);
  5. Save the file and upload it again.
Enable Plugin Tab Editor in WordPress
Enable Plugin Tab Editor in WordPress

Now, you’ve been granted access to WordPress Plugin and Theme Editor tabs.

Plugin Editor Tab WordPress Dashboard
Plugin Editor Tab WordPress Dashboard

If you still need any further assistance, feel free to contact Premium Addons support team. We would be more than glad to help 😁

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