how to link to my URL

  • Peter–

    Thank you for your response. I’ve tried to follow your instructions – I still don’t have “the button” upon reopening Notepad++ but, as you asked, I’ve pasted in the data you specified … let me know if this enables you to help me further. I appreciate it! (I have not posted the full results from "dir /s “c:\program files\notepad++”
    dir /s “%APPDATA%\Notepad++”
    as this forum limits the number of characters one can post).

    Notepad++ v7.5.4 (64-bit)
    Build time : Jan 1 2018 - 01:50:29
    Path : C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS : Windows 10 (64-bit)
    Plugins : DSpellCheck.dll mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll PluginManager.dll

  • You could do a screenshot, upload the picture to imgur or similar service, and embed the image as ![](https://path/to/image.png), which would show the picture directly in the forum.

    However, your ? > Debug Info now shows you have the PluginManager available, which is a good first step (or, per Claudia’s list, second step 😉).

    Let’s try step 3: in your cmd.exe window, run cd "%AppData%\Notepad++", then dir . to see a directory listing of your NPP user-config. You don’t need to share this listing unless you don’t see the plugins subdirectory listed. If you do see it listed, from the same window (so you’re still in that directory), list dir .\plugins. You should see a config subdirectory; if not, show us, otherwise, dir .\plugins\config. On this one, you may or may not see an NppFTP subdirectory. If you do, per Claudia’s #3, make a backup of it (cd .\plugins\config then ren NppFTP NppFTP.bak); if you don’t have the %APPDATA%\Notepad++\plugins\config\NppFTP directory, that’s tolerable for now.

    Back in Notepad++, run Plugins > Plugin Manager > Show Plugin Manager. Search through the Available tab for NppFTP. Check the checkbox, and click Install. There will be a progress bar, and then it will either restart Notepad++ or ask you for permission to do so. When Notepad++ is reloaded, you should see the NppFTP icon on your toolbar, and Plugins > NppFTP > ... should be in your menus. If this worked, you’ve now made it halfway through the 7th step. Yay! ☺

    If you cannot find it ☹, please show us your updated ? > Debug Info. Since there’s not enough room for the full dir /s, instead please

    cd "\Program Files\Notepad++\"
    dir   .   .\plugins

    which will at least show us the main executable directory and its plugins subdirectory, so it will give us a clue as to how to help you next.

    At this point, I’m going to ask you to take a detour. Load up some other FTP software (FileZilla is my recommendation, but whatever you usually use), and make sure you know how to connect to your website’s FTP or SFTP server. Prove that you can connect to the server in this way. If you cannot, you will need to get the correct information from your web person (and that individual is more likely to have done it through a standard FTP client rather than thru Notepad++, which is why I suggested using a standalone client at this point). Once you know the FTP-client settings to connect to your host, and have proven you can do it, you can move back to Notepad++ and NppFTP:

    If you do have NppFTP available in Notepad++, you should be able to show NppFTP window at this point. Click on the Settings “Gear” icon, and select Profile Settings. Since at this point, you presumably don’t have a previous config, you will have to create a new one. Use the FTP setting from my detour. If you aren’t sure how all of those settings translate from the standalone FTP client to the the NppFTP connection setup, give us some screenshots of the working FTP config info (you can paint over sensitive usernames and servernames, but leave as much info as possible), and we can probably help you translate.

    I know there are a lot of things in this post. But I’m trying to give you enough detail to get through this, and enough reminders of places to provide us with information if something goes wrong. If something doesn’t work, give us as much information as possible. If you cannot fit it all in one post, split it across multiple posts, or embed screenshots, or something. Alt+PrintScreen and mspaint.exe and imgur are your friends. The more relevant information you can give us, the easier it will be for us to continue to help you.

  • IT WORKED!! I’M IN!!
    Wow – my webmistress will be so proud of me for accomplishing this “myself” (with just a little help from Claudia and Peter! ;-) )
    Thank you, guys–you’ve been great … and very patient.
    If you have any interest in “audio description”, feel free to check out or
    Thanks again!

  • Hello, @joel-snyder and All,

    I did not intervene, until then, in your discussion, because I don’t use NppFTP plugin, at this moment. But, out of curiosity, I visited your website :

    And, I must say, that being deaf of one ear, since my birth, and having an hearing aid, for the other ear, since the age of 30 about, I fully understand the difficulties that the blind and the visually impaired people have to cope, with an handicap far higher than mine !

    So, keep on applying your valuable method, which brings them, I am convinced, an inestimable comfort of life :-))

    Best Regards,


  • Thanks so much, Guy –

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