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I’ve tried to solve my problem all day now and hopefully someone can help me here.

This is my goal: Beeing able to edit and save files located in the uploads directory (for example wp-content/uploads/myplugin/style.css).

I already managed to create a site with a textarea that contains the code from the style.css. I did it this way:

<textarea><?php include([dynamic_path_to_file]) ?></textarea>

This is working fine. I also managed to integrate the codemirror-editor which is looking and working really nice.

Now I want to save the file after editing its content.

How can I do that?

I already tried some AJAX-Functions, for example as it is explained here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/9543224/how-to-sending-php-code-from-codemirror-editor-via-jquery-ajaxpost-and-using-p

I was also thinking of something like putting it in a form and send it somewhere on submit but I did not manage to get any good result.

If you can help me with my problem you’d really make my day.

Thank you in advance, Oliver!

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I got answer to that question in the wordpress-support-forum: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/overwrite-a-file-with-the-context-of-a-textarea/

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