Why put PHP in “Snippets” and not child theme functions.php?

I’m taking over a project from another developer and changes that I expected to be in functions.php were actually made using the Snippets plugin.

Why would they do that? Is there some advantage to this that I’m not aware of?

  1. It’s quick and easy and you can switch individual snippets off if necessary.

    I use this plugin quite a bit, but usually move the snippets to functions.php when tested.


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