As we all know, the functionality of plugins and themes can be edited, from the admin dashboard. There maybe several scenarios, where you would want to restrict this functionality.
- You want to restrict the admin, to usability, and block any feature editing.
- Block the client, who is the site admin, but not well versed with WordPress backend, from unknowingly editing some plugin or theme code.
- You have requested a developer to test new plugins on your site, but want to prevent him/her from tweaking any existing plugins or theme features.
As an admin, you have the capability to edit any features. To restrict only certain features can be difficult. But, sensitive plugin and theme functionality code, needs to be protected from malicious editing.
The WordPress Editor Lock was especially developed for this exact reason. Our development and client interaction experience, made us understand, the actual use case and implement the product for genuine developer needs.
The WordPress Editor Lock allows an admin user, to restrict access to another user, particularly an admin level user, from editing or modifying plugin or theme code. Additionally, it maintains a log, of any unauthorized access by locked users.