WordPress users are finding it more important than ever to be able to quickly view their WordPress files, media and database directly within the WordPress admin area. Yes, file managers with your hosting serviceor FTP access or PhpMyAdmin provide access but often not on a convenient and/or timely basis. This WP Developer has found a few tools that change that ball game for the better.. As always, users are advised to exercise caution when using these plugins when their usage goes beyond viewing into editing and removing records [free backup pluginslike UPDraft Plus or Duplicator Pro are suitable].
Here are some favorite viewer [and edit,but becareul] tools.
The ToolsARI Adminer – is a veratile WordPress database viewer and editor which mimics key PHPMyAdmin
WP Data Access – also is a WordPress database viewer 7 editor with added shortcode capabilities
Advanced File Manager – provides Cpanel like file manager with lots of extras features
Filestr – another very good WP file monger with drag and drop UI plus popup edits
Managing these Backend Tools
These are backend tools that only get used during admin operations on a website. But they do require caution because each one is capable of disabling your website. So first of all, take advantage of setting the permissions and access privileges that web admin users will have with these tools. Also use the the tutorial documentation available with each tool.
Second, ass always, users are advised to exercise caution when using these plugins when their usage goes beyond viewing into editing or removing records And third, be carful by taking a backup before doing extensive edits [free backup plugins like UPDraft Plus or Duplicator Pro are suitable].
Because these are backend tools, consider deactivating the plugins when not in use – they will retain settings between activations but improve the websites runtime performance when not in use. Finally, as free plugins all of these areeasy to tryout and see which fits your need most effectively.