1. Lyndi

    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.

  2. Ben Tremblay

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

  3. Ky

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

  4. Nihar

    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++ ??

  5. Pallab

    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.

  6. Navjot Singh

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

  7. Nick Staroba

    Very cool plugin but have you ever tried XAMPP Rarst?


    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.

  8. Kadimi

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

  9. Kadimi

    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.

  10. Kadimi

    (Please remove this comment)

    Thanks for your feedback !!!

  11. FK

    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

  12. Scott Maggelet

    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

  13. Computer Cleanup and Spyware Removal, Lake Geneva, WI

    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

  14. 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)?



  15. Jose Gustavo

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

  16. 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.

  17. Francis


    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?

  18. domagoj

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

  19. domagoj


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

  20. .

    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?)

  21. .

    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?

  22. .

    @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.

  23. Pieter

    really love this plugin! thanks a lot!

  24. Thiago Santos

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


  25. Tyler

    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?

  26. 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.

  27. kuyilsamy

    @Ben Tremblay

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

  28. Paul

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

  29. id meneo

    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 ;-)

  30. Mathias

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

  31. Michael

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

  32. Paul

    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.

  33. Daniel C.

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

  34. Linus Ikechukwu

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

  35. aka

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

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