Source Code Editing in FTP

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Hi

I use FireFTP (Firefox add-on) -- and I need to edit the source code for a webpage (html)

How do I do such , or do you recommend any other free tools for doing so?

Thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
    Download with FTP, edit with Notepad or Notepad++, then upload with FTP.
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    • Profile picture of the author TaxMaster
      Originally Posted by David Beroff View Post

      Download with FTP, edit with Notepad or Notepad++, then upload with FTP.
      Do this using filezilla and notepadd++, that's my preference. File is updated automatically upon savings and returning back to filezilla
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  • Profile picture of the author kumaramit222
    Hi there, well after downloading the contents or file you could use sublime and then you can upload via FTP. the best way. Sublime is a light weight editor, the notepad++ is also a tool just like sublime you can choose any of them.
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  • Profile picture of the author kumaramit222
    Hi there, you can use the Sublime or Notepad++ both are light weight editors which can be downloaded very easily via internet. and you can upload the files then.
    Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author CodrutTurcanu
    ok, but when I download the file, and then export it , I see it's an .htm extension.. although the main page has no extension at all, how do I solve that?
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  • Profile picture of the author David Beroff
    Typically your main page is called index.htm (or index.html or index.php, etc.), and there's almost always a rule that the server delivers that file without a name at all, i.e., example.com/ is really example.com/index.htm . So, the answer is, there's nothing to solve. Simply upload it; it will work.
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  • Profile picture of the author ITDaniel
    I use WinSCP and it is really easy. As the guys above said, open it in text editor and change what ever you want. Then just save and that's it!
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  • Profile picture of the author Sun Tzi
    Also check .htaccess for rewrite conditions...
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  • Profile picture of the author Slym
    Try using other FTP Software.
    I personally don't use any software, just open the site with IE, and then click on View -> FTP Explorer, than you can download the file and edit it.(Recommend Notepad++).
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  • Profile picture of the author element121
    FileZilla is a good reliable FTP program
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
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    Originally Posted by CodrutTurcanu View Post

    Hi

    I use FireFTP (Firefox add-on) -- and I need to edit the source code for a webpage (html)

    How do I do such , or do you recommend any other free tools for doing so?

    Thank you!


    Filezilla, drag/drop to the desktop and edit.
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    • Profile picture of the author TaxMaster
      Originally Posted by yukon View Post

      Filezilla, drag/drop to the desktop and edit.
      Or right click to view/edit in filezilla, default open in notepad++, save in notepad++, go back to filezilla and it will ask if you want to upload the file back to the server, check yes and you can choose whether or not to delete the local file on your computer or just to leave it.

      Notepad++ will then ask if you want to clear the file out of notepad++ which you can choose to do or leave it, I usually get rid of it so I don't confuse myself
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  • Profile picture of the author sunsetcoder
    For that purpose i always use ftp software like flashfxp which allows to edit directly in the ftp software by right click on it and you can open it in notepad
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