How can I edit file content using IDE or Sublime Text?

Asked on December 3, 2015 in Customization.

It is much easier for me to customise and add CSS  using PHPStorm or Sublime Text which I’m used to. But I can’t find files, where Layers Pages are.

I load the htdocs (with WordPress) into my IDE and when I search for custom classes or header text which I added in the Customiser, no results show up.

Can anyone please help me load the custom stuff into IDE.

Thank you very much in advance.

al_x13 Layers User
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    Answered on December 4, 2015.

    Hi there,

    The short answer is you should never be editing the Layers core. Please create a child theme instead, which allows you to create and manage your own theme files in whichever IDE you like. We also recommend checking out DevKit, which adds an inline IDE to the customizer. Used in combination with your browser inspector, it makes writing custom stylesheets very fast.

    If you are looking for an easy way to edit a child theme template PHP parts from within WordPress, I recommend the Solid Code Theme Editor plugin. I will leave this open in case other developers have experience with setting up a dev environment with PHPStorm for child theming Layers.