Summery Summery

Makes sure that the file that was requested to be edited is allowed to be edited.

Syntax Syntax

validate_file_to_edit( string $file, string[] $allowed_files = array() )

Description Description

Function will die if you are not allowed to edit the file.

Parameters Parameters


(Required) File the user is attempting to edit.


(Optional) Array of allowed files to edit. $file must match an entry exactly.

Default value: array()

Return Return

(string|void) Returns the file name on success, dies on failure.

Source Source

File: wp-admin/includes/file.php

function validate_file_to_edit( $file, $allowed_files = array() ) {
	$code = validate_file( $file, $allowed_files );

	if ( ! $code ) {
		return $file;

	switch ( $code ) {
		case 1:
			wp_die( __( 'Sorry, that file cannot be edited.' ) );

			// case 2 :
			// wp_die( __('Sorry, can’t call files with their real path.' ));

		case 3:
			wp_die( __( 'Sorry, that file cannot be edited.' ) );


Changelog Changelog

Version Description
1.5.0 Introduced.


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