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This function’s access is marked private. This means it is not intended for use by plugin or theme developers, only in other core functions. It is listed here for completeness.

Summery Summery

Makes a tree structure for the theme editor’s file list.

Syntax Syntax

wp_make_theme_file_tree( array $allowed_files )

Parameters Parameters


(array) (Required) List of theme file paths.

Return Return

(array) Tree structure for listing theme files.

Source Source

File: wp-admin/includes/misc.php

function wp_make_theme_file_tree( $allowed_files ) {
	$tree_list = array();
	foreach ( $allowed_files as $file_name => $absolute_filename ) {
		$list     = explode( '/', $file_name );
		$last_dir = &$tree_list;
		foreach ( $list as $dir ) {
			$last_dir =& $last_dir[ $dir ];
		$last_dir = $file_name;
	return $tree_list;


Changelog Changelog

Version Description
4.9.0 Introduced.


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