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Can I edit php in Notepad++ ?

Specifically, can I develop/customize a WP theme in it?
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  • Profile picture of the author nthmarketing
    Yes easily
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    • Profile picture of the author maxmalini
      Hi,

      Yes, you can edit PHP in Notepad++ and I believe it has syntax highlighting for programming/scripting languages like PHP.

      - Max
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      • Profile picture of the author ohio1975
        bluefish and geany will do the same as well. if you are looking for wysiwyg that does not cost anything, try aptana.
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      • Profile picture of the author phpindia
        Originally Posted by maxmalini View Post

        Hi,

        Yes, you can edit PHP in Notepad++ and I believe it has syntax highlighting for programming/scripting languages like PHP.

        - Max

        Yes, Notepad++ is a good software for editing PHP language easily and highlighting are very helpful for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author eric1508
    Absolutely! I use Notepad++ as my primary code editor for my WP Theme Development, mostly working with PHP, JS and CSS/HTML. Couldn't live without it! And the find&replace features are huge time savers.

    Eric
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    • Profile picture of the author phpguy
      Its a good editor light and fluffy :-) It is missing some of the more advanced features that make us lazy.
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      • Profile picture of the author aeboi80
        Originally Posted by phpguy View Post

        Its a good editor light and fluffy :-) It is missing some of the more advanced features that make us lazy.
        Ha ha! Well said..."make us lazy". I used to use Notepad ++ all of the time, but then I realized I was just typing the same thing over and over again and wasting time, but I suppose you can look at it as being lazy too ;-)

        Notepad ++ is a great place to start. I know many devs are adamant about using full blown IDE's, but often I find them bloated and just too many features. My personal editor of choice these days is Coda 2 (mac only) and Submlime Text 2(mac/pc).
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  • Profile picture of the author Harrison_Uhl
    Notepad++ will work fine. Just be careful about setting the right End Of Line for the target runtime environment. It's on the menu: Edit | EOL Conversion

    Generally Linux just uses a New Line (Line Feed) character, and Windows goes with a Carriage Return / Line Feed, (while I think the Mac just uses a Carriage Return.)

    Also, Notepad++ doesn't auto save (at least the slightly older version I'm running), so save your work often, especially if your computer is at all unstable.

    Harrison
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  • Profile picture of the author Silke
    Yes. You can use every text editor to edit PHP coed.
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    • Profile picture of the author Young Samurai
      I will take that as a very strong affirmative.

      Thank you all for your input and the one or two bits of advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jake Gray
    You can use anything that allows you to type text into it. Whether
    this is an IDE or regular notepad. In order to run the PHP code, you
    have to set up a local server (or you can use XAMPP, WAMP).
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  • Profile picture of the author Jake Gray
    And also, I forgot, If you are wanting to use a great IDE, check out Eclipse.
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  • Profile picture of the author baokhau
    Originally Posted by Young Samurai View Post

    Can I edit php in Notepad++ ?

    Specifically, can I develop/customize a WP theme in it?
    Notepad++ is a trustful tool for programming. You can use it to keep track of the code of any language.
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  • Profile picture of the author dennyrichs
    yes this is good editor. you can edit php and others languages code..You can also try gedit editor and adob dreamviewer.
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  • Profile picture of the author try_hard_samurai
    Dreamweaver is good once you learn about all that it can do. Aptana is what I use if I don't have DW handy.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brandon Bell
    Notepad++ is a great tool for Wordpress development. It allows you to quickly write code without a lot of distractions.

    For Wordpress development, I'll usually write my initial code in Notepad++.

    After that I'll check the code for errors using Eclipse PHP IDE.

    Once the code is error free, I'll test the Wordpress theme/plugin on a localhost using XAMPP.
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    • Profile picture of the author Young Samurai
      Thanks again for all the responses.

      Just to clarify one thing:

      I take it that -

      if using Notepad++

      my PC (Windows Vista) will process html/css and will display the results of my coding efforts in my browser (IE or FF),

      but if I wish to use php it's then I require a local host like XAMPP.

      Is this correct?

      And is this simply because php is a server side language?
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      • Profile picture of the author Workman
        Originally Posted by Harrison_Uhl View Post

        Also, Notepad++ doesn't auto save (at least the slightly older version I'm running), so save your work often, especially if your computer is at all unstable.
        Fortunately, if Notepad++ doesn't have a feature built in, there's a huge amount of plugins created by their community that probably does what you want it to do. You're correct that autosave doesn't come stock with NPP, but here's an autosave plugin that you can pop right in and it should work.


        Originally Posted by Young Samurai View Post

        my PC (Windows Vista) will process html/css and will display the results of my coding efforts in my browser (IE or FF), but if I wish to use php it's then I require a local host like XAMPP. Is this correct? And is this simply because php is a server side language?
        You're correct. If you create .htm/.html/.xhtml files, your normal browser will render it just fine if you open it directly. If you want to run PHP code you either need to setup a web server on your computer using XAMPP or WAMP or rent web hosting from a server company that offers PHP-enabled hosting (Ideally PHP5, though it should be widespread by now).

        You may also find some cost-effective hosting deals on the "Warrior Special Offers Forum". You can also search the forums for "web hosting" and scan through some of the topics to get a feel for what other marketers are using.

        Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ibcontact
    Yes it's possible but dreamviewer is better than notpad++
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    • Profile picture of the author Young Samurai
      Workman and others,

      Is there any reason to choose XAMPP over WAMP or vice versa?
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      • Profile picture of the author Workman
        Originally Posted by Young Samurai View Post

        Is there any reason to choose XAMPP over WAMP or vice versa?
        I can't really say, so I leave it up to preference. I've used XAMPP in the past -- it's pretty straight forward, has a lot bundled up and (I think) it's been around longer than WAMP. I admit I've not used WAMP but some say it's easier to use. I say have a shot at both

        Of course, there are dizzying amount of various of opinions on which is better and why, but whatever works for you is the best
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        • Profile picture of the author Young Samurai
          Originally Posted by Workman View Post

          Of course, there are dizzying amount of various of opinions on which is better and why, but whatever works for you is the best
          A good point, well made.
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          • Profile picture of the author ohio1975
            A - Apache
            M - MySql
            P - PHP

            WAMP is for windows platform.

            XAMPP is for the OS-X (Mac). The extra P is for Perl.
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            • Profile picture of the author Workman
              Originally Posted by ohio1975 View Post

              A - Apache
              M - MySql
              P - PHP
              WAMP is for windows platform.
              XAMPP is for the OS-X (Mac). The extra P is for Perl.
              W - Windows
              X - Cross

              XAMPP is cross platform and will work on Windows, Mac & Linux and both work very well out of the box.

              That is a good point, WAMP is for the Windows platform.
              I had a chance to play with it this afternoon and think it may be a better fit for someone who is trying to get started. Once installed. You'll have a little green or red "W" Icon on your task tray. Start the web/mysql services and go to http://localhost/. Jump into your www directory (C:\wamp\www) and start playing with php. As @ohio1975 pointed out, if you're on a non-Windows OS, you can cross this off the list.

              It's a similar setup process with XAMPP and instead of a big "W" you have the XAMPP "X" icon in they task tray.
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  • Profile picture of the author ebusinessireader
    notepad is the most classic and most convenient.
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    • Profile picture of the author Young Samurai
      Chaps,

      This is a great arrangement.

      I ask a question and someone else goes out and does the research. Brilliant.

      Seriously, thank you very much.

      Originally Posted by ohio1975 View Post

      A - Apache
      M - MySql
      P - PHP

      WAMP is for windows platform.

      XAMPP is for the OS-X (Mac). The extra P is for Perl.
      Originally Posted by Workman View Post

      W - Windows
      X - Cross

      XAMPP is cross platform and will work on Windows, Mac & Linux and both work very well out of the box.

      That is a good point, WAMP is for the Windows platform.
      I had a chance to play with it this afternoon and think it may be a better fit for someone who is trying to get started. Once installed. You'll have a little green or red "W" Icon on your task tray. Start the web/mysql services and go to http://localhost/. Jump into your www directory (C:wampwww) and start playing with php. As @ohio1975 pointed out, if you're on a non-Windows OS, you can cross this off the list.

      It's a similar setup process with XAMPP and instead of a big "W" you have the XAMPP "X" icon in they task tray.
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  • Profile picture of the author roosevelt
    Notepad++ is a very good software. However I think for PHP development you should look into NetBeans IDE. NetBeans has built-in support for HTML, CSS, JavaScript and also code suggestions for PHP functions or controllers. And if you get into heavy development, such as unit testing are creating complicated software solutions, then NetBeans for PHP is your best bet. I highly recommend it for any level of PHP programmers.
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    • Profile picture of the author Young Samurai
      Thanks Roosevelt,

      I like Notepad++ a lot but have heard a lot of positive comments re NetBeans.
      I will try it.

      Originally Posted by roosevelt View Post

      Notepad++ is a very good software. However I think for PHP development you should look into NetBeans IDE. NetBeans has built-in support for HTML, CSS, JavaScript and also code suggestions for PHP functions or controllers. And if you get into heavy development, such as unit testing are creating complicated software solutions, then NetBeans for PHP is your best bet. I highly recommend it for any level of PHP programmers.
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  • Profile picture of the author upendraets
    Notepad++ is a advance version of Notepad . in notepad++ we can implement all language like C++, C#, PHP etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author SJL
    At work I use Dreamweaver, but at home I do the same stuff with Notepad++

    It's true that Dreamweaver makes some stuff a lot easier and/or faster, but you can do the same things with NPP.

    PS: I'm one of the very few Dreamweaver developers who would admit this ;D
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  • Profile picture of the author AdWorkMedia
    Notepad is definitely doable, but Dreamweaver is damn nice so I would recommend working with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeremy_AM
    phpDesigner is the best PHP editor imo
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    • Profile picture of the author Young Samurai
      OK,

      WAMP and WP installed on my PC with no problems.

      With Notepad++ and Firebug I'm tearing a free WP theme apart and viewing the results immediately, locally.

      Thanks for all the help.

      With a little help here and a couple of online tuts it was quite straightforward.
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  • Profile picture of the author leppozdrav
    Previously it was Editplus which was a industrial standard tool for code editing for php, rupy, phiton, shell, etc. But it is a licensed software. But np++ is a freeware and has lot more feature when compared to edit+. I use np++ even for simple java and python code editing too. At present np++ is a defacto tool for code editing (other than secific IDE's)
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    • Profile picture of the author rajraju131
      By using the notepad++ you can easily rectify the error in the html tag elements..
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  • Profile picture of the author leppozdrav
    I use Notepad++ not only for editing html codes, I too use it for editing java scripts, watir scripts, and more. It is a one stop tool for all code editing. It has a auto complete which is very handy in html coding.
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  • Profile picture of the author ADHardwick
    How could you not. Be sure to show line numbers.
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  • Profile picture of the author ADHardwick
    FYI, other programs like text wrangler have FTP functions built in. Which is nice.
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  • Profile picture of the author JeffE
    It works perfectly for JavaScript, so I assume it has highlighting functionality for all the popular web development languages.
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    • Profile picture of the author Speedyapoc
      NotePad++ is a very simple, yet perfect IDE for editing PHP. It doesn't have code hint or other features that some paid IDEs may have, but it definitely does the job.
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      • Profile picture of the author BlackWar
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        Originally Posted by Speedyapoc View Post

        NotePad++ is a very simple, yet perfect IDE for editing PHP. It doesn't have code hint or other features that some paid IDEs may have, but it definitely does the job.
        NotePad++ obviously good for experts.
        But I think you should check this quote first.
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  • Profile picture of the author jalicia18
    Originally Posted by Young Samurai View Post

    Can I edit php in Notepad++ ?

    Specifically, can I develop/customize a WP theme in it?
    We are using Notepad++ at work. It supports several languages and it's lightweight.
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  • Profile picture of the author odehfehr
    ya you can easily edit PHP in notepad++, because notepad++ is definitely one of the best text editors for Windows.
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  • Profile picture of the author olakh
    Notepad ++ is a editor.So you can edit php code in it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bofu2U
    I would also look into PSPad. It's like Notepad++ but also with a FTP client built in.
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  • Profile picture of the author mattprince789
    The presence of a plugin in the table below only guarantees that it lives as well as can be downloaded. As developers are not complete, plugins aren't either. They can have bugs as well as, worsened still, cause precarious in Notepad++ as things they should do transparently are not always transparent enough.
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  • Profile picture of the author unnatural
    I use Notepad++ (for large files usually) and love it, but if you're going to do any serious PHP development you should look into Netbeans IDE.
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  • Profile picture of the author scsheldon33
    Yeah, Netbeans IDE is pretty good.
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  • Profile picture of the author powerspike
    I code quite a lot in php (as well as C# - but i use visual studio for that )

    For quick edits, i use WINSCP (sftp & ftp support), and have notepad++ setup as the editor - it's configuable in the options (there is a editor section), pretty much in WINSCP right click on a file and it opens in notepad++ very nice for quick edit's or changes.

    For bigger projects, i have to say setting up NetBeans IDE is the best.

    Just be Aware that Netbeans, along with Aptana studio (and a few others) are based off the eclipse engine, so they are mostly the same - i find that Netbeans has the best configuration for php editing. Netbeans has project support - which you can setup to run over ftp/sftp as well, so very handy for large scale projects.

    - Justin
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    • Profile picture of the author Young Samurai
      There seems to be surge in support for Netbeans.

      Loving Notepad++ - It's has such a small footprint and loads so quickly.

      After all the above comments I feel obligated to give Netbeans a test drive.

      Thanks again.

      It's the sort of willingness to help you have all displayed which makes WF so valueable.
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      • Profile picture of the author stcupp
        Notepad++ is awesome i used to just use notepad but the extra features help alot when your coding all day long
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    • Profile picture of the author Roll3rBoX
      Originally Posted by powerspike View Post

      I code quite a lot in php (as well as C# - but i use visual studio for that )

      For quick edits, i use WINSCP (sftp & ftp support), and have notepad++ setup as the editor - it's configuable in the options (there is a editor section), pretty much in WINSCP right click on a file and it opens in notepad++ very nice for quick edit's or changes.

      For bigger projects, i have to say setting up NetBeans IDE is the best.

      Just be Aware that Netbeans, along with Aptana studio (and a few others) are based off the eclipse engine, so they are mostly the same - i find that Netbeans has the best configuration for php editing. Netbeans has project support - which you can setup to run over ftp/sftp as well, so very handy for large scale projects.

      - Justin
      Thats something new to me...Gonna give netbeans a try! thought it was for Java only!
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  • Profile picture of the author Nirav Shah
    PHP function list plugin for Notepad++

    There are a large number of plugins available for Notepad++ and WLScripting.com has a post showing how to add the function list plugin and have it show PHP classes and functions.
    "Using the Notepad++ Function List plugin you can filter out all of your classes and its member functions as well as functions not in any class."
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    • Profile picture of the author Young Samurai
      Nirav,

      That is precisely what I was looking for.

      Thanks,
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      • Profile picture of the author jasonmilsont
        Same as other programming language PHP can also done in notepad which is very easy to do.
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    • Profile picture of the author nwutopia02
      Absolutely YES!!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author sharmakamal
      Yes, you can edit php in Notepad++ .
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    • Profile picture of the author sharmakamal
      Notepad is the best text editor where you can edit php code.
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      • Profile picture of the author Don Art
        I also have been programming for years and use notepad++ exclusively for php.

        Also, I do lots in Javascript/jQuery and only use notepad++ for that.

        I have dreamweaver and netbeans on my primary machine I just don't use them.
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    • Profile picture of the author fredrikrob
      Originally Posted by Nirav Shah View Post

      PHP function list plugin for Notepad++

      There are a large number of plugins available for Notepad++ and WLScripting.com has a post showing how to add the function list plugin and have it show PHP classes and functions.
      "Using the Notepad++ Function List plugin you can filter out all of your classes and its member functions as well as functions not in any class."

      I am totally agree with you Notepad++ is much better then if used with other plugins. I am using ZenCoding python plugin with notepad++ really great. Thanks for Wlscripting dot com. Very informative.
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    • Profile picture of the author DuncanCox
      Linux user can use default editor gedit and LAMP server. It is the best text editor.
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    • Profile picture of the author adenbells
      Notepad++ will work fine be cautious about setting the right Finish Of Line for the target run time surroundings. And PHP is a powerful programming language it supports classes reflection is modular has lots of support libraries built-in you can generate gui applications with it as well i would say its a contemporary programming language than a scripting language.
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  • Yes, you can easily edit php using notpad++. Dreamweaver, edit+, also are good option etc....
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    • Profile picture of the author jaouadk
      Originally Posted by transcriptionservices View Post

      Yes, you can easily edit php using notpad++. Dreamweaver, edit+, also are good option etc....
      Dreamweaver is a good professional tool but not free, all my web applications were developed using APTANA an Open source, very fast and customized tool.

      Notepad++ is very useful but when it comes to debugging you program, you just can't track your variables or set breakpoints.
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  • Profile picture of the author tocktik
    Ya you can go for that

    PHP can be edited in Notepad ++

    It is easy to do
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  • Profile picture of the author upendraets
    yes, its easily can be edited.
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  • Profile picture of the author r4inna
    I suggest to use specialized editor, like NuSphere
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  • Profile picture of the author bettor
    notepad++ is nice and lightweight. I also use netBeans it is awesome
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  • Profile picture of the author kamdendearg
    Yes, you can edit PHP in Notepad++ and I believe it has syntax highlighting for programming/scripting languages like PHP. I like the way for sharing this thread here.
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  • Profile picture of the author rainso0
    There are a large number of plugins available for Notepad++ and WLScripting.com has a post showing how to add the function list plugin and have it show PHP classes and functions.
    "Using the Notepad++ Function List plugin you can filter out all of your classes and its member functions as well as functions not in any class."
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    • Profile picture of the author jrim
      Originally Posted by rainso0 View Post

      There are a large number of plugins available for Notepad++ and WLScripting.com has a post showing how to add the function list plugin and have it show PHP classes and functions.
      "Using the Notepad++ Function List plugin you can filter out all of your classes and its member functions as well as functions not in any class."
      I use notepad++ and I had no idea on how to add the PHP functions - thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author deep1995
    You can use whatever editor you like. You may try an IDE (I suggest Netbeans) if you want.
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  • Profile picture of the author lordspace
    I use Notepad++ for my text files and I use NetBeans (free) for php/java development.
    You just can't debug with Notepad++
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  • Profile picture of the author stcupp
    if you want a really good php developing tool check out php desginer 7
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    I totally agree with the puffins. The range depends on you, but the com. It is more likely to be written and worth more money just because the popular vote and win the supply and demand search. That's my opinion anyway.
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  • Profile picture of the author oclseo
    Originally Posted by Young Samurai View Post

    Can I edit php in Notepad++ ?

    Specifically, can I develop/customize a WP theme in it?
    Yes It will, actually any text editor will do. PHP program does not need fancy looking editing software.
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  • Profile picture of the author hajro
    Notepad++ Is best for programming .
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  • Profile picture of the author James Kenton
    I think it's really important to define what you mean by 'edit' and 'develop'.

    I use Notepad++ to display and edit php files. It will color code the text (eg function names, constant values etc) making the code much easier to read than if you were using Notepad or some other generic text editor. Because of this it's great for general development and odd tweaks of code. There's an FTP add-on that will allow you to upload your changes directly to your site just by clicking the 'save' button.

    However what it does not do as well as some other environments (in my opinion) is allow you to pause running code and inspect variable values or step through the code. For me, with code that has mistakes that I'm unable to spot by reading the code, Notepad++ isn't my tool of choice.

    Personally I'm happy to give a thumbs up to lordspace's suggestion of NetBeans. It's free. Look for the php 'bundle'. NetBeans IDE - PHP Development

    Here is an article about using Notepad++ as a php debugger. I haven't tried this so can't verify it works: http://amiworks.co.in/talk/debugging...otepad-part-i/
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  • Profile picture of the author DavidWincent
    Yes you can edit it easily. Notepad++ can easily handle large files.
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  • Profile picture of the author fergalezras
    There are a number of plugins available for Notepad + + and WLScripting.com has a post showing how to add the plugin from the list of functions and display PHP classes and functions. "With the Notepad + + Function List plugin you can filter all its classes and member functions and functions of any kind."
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  • Profile picture of the author wasabi20
    I'm developing PHP since 15 years.

    When I have to work on Windows, I use Notepad++ or PSPAD !
    They are GREAT tools.
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  • Profile picture of the author rockiealba
    I use Notepad + + as a primary code editor to develop my theme WP, mostly work with PHP, JS and CSS / HTML. I could not live without it! And the search and replace functions are huge time savers.
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  • Profile picture of the author RobKonrad
    Originally Posted by Young Samurai View Post

    Can I edit php in Notepad++ ?

    Specifically, can I develop/customize a WP theme in it?
    Hey Kyle,

    if you're asking this question, you're probably pretty far away from developing your first WP theme.

    I'd suggest you'll go with some basic courses first

    Cheers,
    Rob
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  • Profile picture of the author ericbryant
    I love Notepad++ because it makes it so easily to launch your test code in a browser, however, it always gets corrupt on me after a few weeks/months of use. I have switched to Programmer's Notepad, also free, and I like it a lot for PHP, CSS, and HTML. Of course, it does much more, but that's what I use it for.
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  • Profile picture of the author webexperts666
    There are many tools for php and you can edit on notepad++.
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  • Profile picture of the author MagicMonkey
    After reading this thread I have downloaded and am using Notepad++.

    Very nice and easy and exactly the type of thing I was also after..

    Thanks to all who posted and Young Samurai for starting thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author capripio
    Yep I also do my php + html + java + css in notepad++
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  • Profile picture of the author SirKonstantine
    Give aptana studio a try too.

    Its more developed then Notepad++ or bluefish and is free. Built on eclipse.
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  • Profile picture of the author rockerzz
    Ofcourse man, go ahead and do it
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    • Profile picture of the author down
      Yes you can edit PHP, HTML, Javascript and made a website from scratch using Notepad ++
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  • Profile picture of the author christinadepth
    I use jEdit in a variety of platforms successful, only the above, most of the rest. jEdit plug all ready, on your list, and a wide range of language syntax highlighting.
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  • Profile picture of the author GioSec
    I like textpad instead of notepad++
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  • Profile picture of the author vikasvyas
    yes you can edit your file in notepad++ but i think that php designer is the best editor for php
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  • Profile picture of the author casius
    Actually there is nothing better than Notepad++ on Windows alternative way is to use vi commend on your ssh console, but before you will start with vi, you will need to read some manuals what the key commands means, but it is easy to learn and it is really better to edit on ssh rather on Windows
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  • Profile picture of the author Rankx
    Of course you can. I do everything in notepad++.
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  • Profile picture of the author msam029
    not gona quite easy as we dont be having any hingliting for the code
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  • Profile picture of the author carrot
    Notepad++ is very fast, so useful for editing php files.
    For ground up developement it lacks some of the nice debugging features of a full IDE.

    I can second netbeans as a good free IDE for php.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brendanm
    Download xampp and you can have a private server running on your computer to run php too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dyscrete
    I would highly recommend Sublime Text 2 for anything hacking related.
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  • Profile picture of the author shantanu
    Yepppp easily ucan edit PHP and many more scripts in tht it just like a notepad with upgraded or enhanced features inside it and it's awesome, You dont have to go for any other software like dreamweaver or others.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anthoni
    I use Notepad++ for all web development (apart from Flash). It is one of the best editors that I have come across.
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  • Profile picture of the author jemi jhon
    Yes.. You can edit PHP in Notepad++. It is best tool for every type programming language...
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    • Profile picture of the author Young Samurai
      I last commented on this thread in August 2011 I think it was.

      I didn't realise that folk had continued to contribute.

      For the record, I've fallen for Notepad++. It's so lightweight and easy to use.

      Alongside Wampserver it's a great combo.

      Having said that I agree with all the comments above to the effect that N++ big weakness is debugging.

      I'm still looking for a tool to ease that problem.

      Thanks to everyone who left comments here.
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      • Profile picture of the author wadeby
        Originally Posted by Young Samurai View Post

        I last commented on this thread in August 2011 I think it was.

        I didn't realise that folk had continued to contribute.

        For the record, I've fallen for Notepad++. It's so lightweight and easy to use.

        Alongside Wampserver it's a great combo.

        Having said that I agree with all the comments above to the effect that N++ big weakness is debugging.

        I'm still looking for a tool to ease that problem.

        Thanks to everyone who left comments here.
        Good for you.
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      • Profile picture of the author Nicolas12cage
        you can edit PHP, HTML, Javascript and made a website from scratch using Notepad ++
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    • Profile picture of the author rechardjeam
      There are a number of plugins available for Notepad ++. With the Notepad++ plugin function list you can filter all classes and member functions and features of PHP. So it is very useful for PHP it is very easy to make programs with Notepad++.
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  • Profile picture of the author kevinjoness
    Defiantly...!!!! You can edit your code in PHP code.I also used Notepad++ that's advance version of Notepad.Notepad++ is also Excellent....
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  • Profile picture of the author spaassurance
    Editing a file of PHP in Notepad++ is possible and the thing is that it can be easily handle, in few minutes your job will be done properly.
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  • Profile picture of the author wasabi20
    I suggest you PSPAD or Notepad++ for easily editing. You could try Netbeans too. I use it for my project management and it's really great.

    I hope this help
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    • Profile picture of the author Young Samurai
      This past week I've been giving Sublime Text 2 a run out.

      Has a similar feel to N++ and it's free too.
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  • Profile picture of the author AdamMc
    I do the the majority of my development (php, perl, js etc) with Eclipse using Remote System Explorer as it allows you to edit code directly on the server. Takes a little setting up but well worth it in the long run
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  • Profile picture of the author lonelygrit
    Notepad ++ is good for PHP, JS, HTML ... Coder, lightweight - fast - customizable
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  • Profile picture of the author wilianto
    Yes, sure, you can. I'm also use NotePad++ to develope my PHP scripts.
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  • Profile picture of the author oulee
    Notepad++ is an awesome text editor. I use it not only for PHP but also other codes and even plain texts.
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  • Profile picture of the author syaya
    Yes you can use notepad++ for edit PHP
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  • Profile picture of the author stephngreek
    Yes of course, you can use notepad++ but net beans good than notepad++.
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  • Profile picture of the author xixilee
    I use zend studio, it can debug the php code step by step, easily use!
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  • Profile picture of the author zoonix
    Nice to see so much love for Notepad++. It's an awesome little tool that should be one of the first things loaded on your computer
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  • Profile picture of the author jerrybrownaaa
    PHP is very good programming language. PHP is the best for all programing language. And Notepad is a Windows operating system. One of the advantages of using the Notepad++ is because it is light and easy to use.
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  • Profile picture of the author stiflerklinger
    There is large number of plugins available for Notepad ++, You can also edit the PHP in Notepad ++ and they highlight the syntax of programming languages like PHP/programming. So i always uses this combination.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fiverivers
    Yes you can do it is very easy.
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  • Profile picture of the author sautaja
    I like the syntax highlight feature in notepad++, that makes my php code more readable.
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  • Profile picture of the author donaldpollard
    Notepad++ will work fine. Just be careful about setting the right End Of Line for the target runtime environment. It's on the menu: Edit | EOL Conversion
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  • Profile picture of the author actualliver
    Characteristics of PHP and notepad plus plus :-
    1. Auto scroll libraries
    2. Auto scroll coding
    3. Better toolbar facilities
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  • Profile picture of the author adarsh2k5
    I will take that as a very strong affirmative. Thank you all for your input and the one or two bits of advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author jmartinez
    Notepad++ is a text editor and your php scripts are text so yea you can use it lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author Face Cap
    You're encouraged to translate Notepad++ into your native tongue if there's not already a translation present in the Binary Translations
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  • Profile picture of the author Earnie Boyd
    Use what's comfortable to you to edit the files. I myself like ViM. The windows version has a GUI executable to allow you all of the visual effect and can be set in a mode to emulate Notepad but I use it in its default extended vi mode. And googling just now I found something called CodeLobster which has a handsome landing page.
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    • Profile picture of the author Young Samurai
      Earnie,

      I've looked at CodeLobster several times.

      I think I may just give it a run out.

      Originally Posted by Earnie Boyd View Post

      Use what's comfortable to you to edit the files. I myself like ViM. The windows version has a GUI executable to allow you all of the visual effect and can be set in a mode to emulate Notepad but I use it in its default extended vi mode. And googling just now I found something called CodeLobster which has a handsome landing page.
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  • Profile picture of the author wordcatcher
    I prefer Notepad++ because is a free editor and allows editing multiple documents in the same time. I use it for creative writing, for simple HTML stuff, making to do lists, notes. It is one of the best basic editors.
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  • Profile picture of the author victorjhon
    I think it is not difficult, you can try.
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  • I'm a fan of Notepad2 because it's so lightweight - it starts as quick as Notepad, which is really important to me. Also does a complete seamless replacement of Notepad on install.

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  • Profile picture of the author Craftisy
    Try Notepad2 I like it better than Notepad++
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  • Profile picture of the author armedgrace
    yes. you can use C++ to edit PHP. even HTML
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  • Profile picture of the author rahulkashyap
    try xampp and use PHPad all this free
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  • Profile picture of the author movieinhd
    i use notepad++ and PSPad ya it is very good
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    • Profile picture of the author corvindavis
      Notepad++ is an excellent program. However I think for PHP development you ought to look in to Net Beans IDE. Net Beans has built-in support for HTML, CSS, JavaScript and also code suggestions for PHP functions or controllers.
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  • Profile picture of the author sharonhurley
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    Notepad++ is great as long as it stays stable. Notepad++ is simply the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author OrlandoBloom
    Yes, It is very easy.
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  • Profile picture of the author STG
    of course, i use Notepad ++ all the time
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  • Profile picture of the author hd2000
    I use ultraedit, it is best to use an editor to code
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  • Profile picture of the author Rotwic
    Yes, indeed! At the end of the day, it is a text editor. But i'd recommend notepad++
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  • Profile picture of the author sautaja
    Yes, I even use notepad++ to script PHP on Ubuntu together with WINE.
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  • Profile picture of the author RamG
    you can use notepad only for simple tasks. you need more then that if you want to build a big project.
    i use eclipse for my developments. you have much more options there...
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  • Profile picture of the author apkkadam
    Yes you can. It is a good and very easy to use.
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    It is good solution
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  • Profile picture of the author WilliamRichard3
    in my opininon I think the best one is safari with black background as you see in the movie thesocialnetwork.
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