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  • This is something I most definitely have to give a try. I agree with you, editing in WP is not the way to go and as a result I also FTP an awful lot.

  • I use Filezilla to edit files on FTP on the fly…Have you tried both?

  • @Lyndi

    It’s bit rough (Notepad++ plugins are not too user friendly in general) but works very well. :) I often tweak parts of design offline but it’s still very useful to implement and change them online and quickly.

    @Ben

    I’ve only used Filezilla under Linux a bit. It’s not one of my usual tools. Good idea to check it out btw, WordPress upped amount of messing with FTP

  • Thanks, Rarst! That’s something I’ve been looking for. Very useful :)

  • @Ky

    Glad to be of use as always. :)

  • I use editplus with ftp to edit my wordpress and website files. I think notepad++ and editplus are almost the same.

    Have you used editplus. Do you see any more advantages in shifting me to notepad++ ??

  • @Nihar

    Hadn’t tried EditPlus, it’s shareware right? Notepad++ is open source and based on Scintilla core. It may not be the most stable ever but I like functions set.

  • Notepad++ is my default editor for txt,php,css,html and a bunch of other formats.
    I remember seeing the ftp plugin but never bothered setting it up. Might do it now.

  • @Pallab

    Yeah, plenty of things in Notepad++ that are there but not really visible.

    Thanks for commenting and welcome to blog. :)

  • Damn…How could I miss this! Thanks for pointing me to this. Its super easy and cool.

  • @Navjot Singh

    No problem. :) As I said above there is really lots of miss-able stuff in Notepad++. Thanks for your visit and comment.

  • Very cool plugin but have you ever tried XAMPP Rarst?

    http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp-windows.html

    I can edit and test WordPress themes all day long locally and never have to worry about messing up my site. The only thing I haven’t spent the time to figure out is how to match the MySQL database so that you can see your actual content on the local version. In the meantime, I made up random content/comments locally so I could test and it’s been enough for me so far.

  • @Nick

    Tried, XAMPP sucks for my taste. It’s giant, a lot of unneeded crap and it didn’t even start properly at my system until I found separate launcher from another developer.

    I had recently moved to MoWeS – works way better. Will do post on it.

  • The plugin FTP_synchronize is not included in the current stable release 5.6.4, you need to download the plugin and install it

  • @Kadimi

    Thanks for info, I usually overwrite Notepad++ on top when updating so hadn’t notice plugin was unbundled.

    As far as I googled some crashes were possibly a reason, but it still works fine for me.

  • Yes, on previous versions using FTP_synchronize with notepad++ on Win XP causes memory leakage from time to time, so (ctrl+s)is yout friend, lol.

  • @Kadimi

    I’ve updated post with download link and some link love for your blog. :) Thanks again.

  • (Please remove this comment)

    Thanks for your feedback !!!

  • Sometimes FTP_Synchronize doesn’t work properly. Leave alone crash cases. If you try to edit something, confirm the eof as it sometimes failed to download it in a full form.

    just my 2cents

  • This is a great tool — thank you for the article.

    When I first installed the plugin, I could retrieve a remote directory listing, but double-clicking any file would result in an FTP error: Error writing data to file, closing the connection

    When I checked ‘Use Profile Cache’ in the settings, and chose a specific directory, the problem was resolved.

    Just FYI for anybody else encountering the problem — this was with Notepad++ 5.6.8 and FTP_Synchronize 0.9.6.1.

    • @Scott

      Glad you found it useful and thanks for info on that issue! :)

  • Funny, isn’t it? I spend days trying to come up with an editor with a nice balance between form and functionality, with all the features I need, at a reasonable price… and what do I find? Another great Open Source project. Notepad++.

    Cool, huh?

    Karl A. Krogmann

  • @Karl

    Yep, nice editor it is. Sometimes bit rough but good balance of everything.

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  • Jacob

    Hello, How do you download the whole directory or folder from the remote folder to your local one? The download arrow which is next to the upload arrow is grey(not active)?

    Thnaks

    Jacob

  • @Jacob

    I am not sure if it can do that, it’s not really meant to be full-featured FTP client. As I mentioned in comments above I had moved on to using Notepad++ with WinSCP for remote edits (and more).

  • Jose Gustavo

    Muchísimas gracias es exactamente lo que buscaba es un buen plug-in y funciona como me esperaba ;) sigan asi!

  • Jason

    THANK YOU for this plugin! Simple and works, and fixes the ONE issue I had with Notepad++! I was seriously about to go back to Edit+ but no chance now.

  • @Jason

    Well, credit goes to developers of Notepad++ and plugin itself. I merely wrote about it. :)

  • Francis

    Hi,

    I activated the plug-in in Notepad++, I’ve got the sidebar, I can see the directories on the remote site in the top part of the sidebar… but I see no files in the bottom part of the sidebar, and I can’t change the directory, only open/close the folders in the tree… Am I missing something?

  • @Francis

    Yep, checked and I get same issue – seems like a bug. No idea how long ago it wat introduced or when it is getting fixed.

    As per comments above I hadn’t used this plugin in a long time and now prefer WinSCP for remote edits with Notepad++ and more.

  • domagoj

    Excellent tool and plugin!! Unfortunately, my hosting doesn’t support regular FTP anymore, and FTPSyncronize doesn’t support FTPS… bad combination… :(

  • @domagoj

    Well, on other hand – security is kinda good thing. :) See comments above about WinSCP – it works with secure stuff just fine.

  • domagoj

    @Rarst

    Yes, I use a similar combination with Filezilla client now.. :)
    WinSCP got stuck on uploads a few times so I gave up on it…

  • .

    How does one use nppftp with the keyboard? From the notepad++ menu, I can go to Plugins -> nppftp -> Show nppftp window, but from there, I don’t see any way to connect to an ftp address without using a mouse.

    Alternately, are there any other n++ plugins, or any other free “text editor on steroids” programs that feature ftp? (specifically, any that can be operated via keyboard?)

  • .

    EEK! When you set up a site to ask for the password, and then connect to it, the password fill-in window opens, and when you key into it, the characters show up, rather than dots or stars or spaces! Any fix for that?

  • @.

    How does one use nppftp with the keyboard? From the notepad++ menu, I can go to Plugins -> nppftp -> Show nppftp window, but from there, I don’t see any way to connect to an ftp address without using a mouse.Alternately, are there any other n++ plugins, or any other free “text editor on steroids” programs that feature ftp? (specifically, any that can be operated via keyboard?)

    Really not sure if it can be used that way… I don’t really look for keyboard-only use cases.

    EEK! When you set up a site to ask for the password, and then connect to it, the password fill-in window opens, and when you key into it, the characters show up, rather than dots or stars or spaces! Any fix for that?

    Why care? Stars are mostly decoration, they don’t matter much for security. Anyone looking for it can see what you are typing as easily as what screen shows.

  • .

    @Rarst Somebody sniffing what’s going up and down the network cable (or wireless connection), maybe. But why open it to someone looking over your shoulder?

    Solution (albeit a PITA): drag the window down so only the window title shows on the monitor. Still has focus, still accepts the typed characters.

  • Pieter

    really love this plugin! thanks a lot!

  • Great plugin!
    Save a lot of down file, change window, change file, change window, up file.

    :)

  • I can no longer find the plugin. Do you by any chance have an updated link? If not, are you able to package the .dll file that you currently have installed and re-host it?

  • Andrew

    I was really excited about using this, but it does not support SFTP as a connection type, or give any connection type options.

    Now I need to look elsewhere for this.

  • @Tyler

    From quick look it is included again in Notepad++ distribution (only in unicode version). Myself I much prefer WinSCP over plugin now.

    @Andrew

    See comments above – I highly recommend to use WinSCP for remote editing. It supports secure connections and easily integrates with Notepad++.

  • kuyilsamy

    @Ben Tremblay

    yo man do u know what? the notepad++ is kidding me……

  • Paul

    This plugin is shit. Sorry but it messes up files and doesn’t download the newest version… It’s a shit.

  • @Paul

    I had not experienced such issues myself. As per comments (and note I just added to the post) nowadays I recommend to use WinSCP instead of this plugin.

  • Looks pretty nice. I do myself use Filezilla/notepad++ on the fly to modify my files.
    Do you know if there’s a plugin for notepad++ that includes wordpress commands? Would be nice ;-)

  • @id meneo

    Hadn’t looked into that, all of my WordPress development nowadays happens in PhpStorm.

  • Mathias

    This is sick dude! Nice i will use this. :)

  • Michael

    Seems this addon can’t handle SFTP (SSH) secure connections :(

  • @Michael

    Which is why there is update in bold, recommending to use WinSCP instead. :)

  • Paul

    @Rarst
    Kindly please remove my above comment as it was written when I was angry at it.

    It is a very good plugin. The best out there but I encountered some minor problems when we edit the same files with three people. I sometimes re-download file (like style.css) from server and make changes. Soon after that (like 10 minutes after) it tells me that it was modified by another program (even if nobody else is modifying it at that moment). I have to click “don’t update” and upload it again to work. It’s a bit odd. You may want to check that.

  • Daniel C.

    Nice plugin, very useful for downloading files, editing and uploading back to server just saving the file (CTRL + S).

  • Notepad++ is wayyy cool, especially the way it opens new pages like Tabs instead of windows, like all text/word editor do.

  • aka

    Plugin doesn’t show files, instead it shows folders…? any ideas

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