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_theme_file_tree( array $allowed_files ): array

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


$allowed_files array Required
List of theme file paths.

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array Tree structure for listing theme files.

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

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;

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Version Description
4.9.0 Introduced.

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