Alert: 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.

wp_make_plugin_file_tree( array $plugin_editable_files ): array

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


$plugin_editable_files array Required
List of plugin file paths.

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array Tree structure for listing plugin files.

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File: wp-admin/includes/misc.php. View all references

function wp_make_plugin_file_tree( $plugin_editable_files ) {
	$tree_list = array();

	foreach ( $plugin_editable_files as $plugin_file ) {
		$list     = explode( '/', preg_replace( '#^.+?/#', '', $plugin_file ) );
		$last_dir = &$tree_list;

		foreach ( $list as $dir ) {
			$last_dir =& $last_dir[ $dir ];

		$last_dir = $plugin_file;

	return $tree_list;

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Version Description
4.9.0 Introduced.

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