Enable Appearance > Editor for subsites ???

Hi there,

Is it possible to enable the editor menu for subsite admins ? or even just the super-admin(s) ?

Many thanks, Briany

  • Adam Czajczyk
    • Support Gorilla

    Hello Briany,

    I hope you’re well today and thank you for your question!

    You could use “User Role Editor” plugin to grant “edit_themes” capability to selected user roles (on “per-site basis”:wink: and this should let all the users of that specific user role use “Appearance -> Edit” option (theme editor).

    You’ll find the plugin here:


    Please note however that this is extremely unsafe in terms of your site stability. Themes on Multisite are not stored in separate folders for each site and the “Appearance -> Editor” is actually a file editor. Therefore if more than a single site of your Multisite network is using the same theme, changes made on one of these sites will affect all other. This may lead to some unexpected issues.

    Best regards,


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