Notepad++ WebEdit

  • It looks like WebEdit does not work anymore with NPP, even the 32bits version. I need a way to select a piece of text and by using a shortcut add tags around it. For example (but not limited to):

    Fred --ctrl-b–> <strong>Fred</strong>
    Wilma --ctrl-b–> <strong>Wilma</strong>

    Any way to do it?

  • Maybe with a scripting language as mentioned in your other post?

    I’m guessing the issue is the upgrade of the Scintilla component in Notepad++ 7.7. While it provides much more functionality, it can break older plugins. WebEdit looks to be recently updated, (November, 2018), but alas, that’s not recent enough for the N++ 7.7 changes.

    I took a quick look to see if I could make the necessary edits to the plugin, but it’s written in Oberon-2 and I have no clue how to begin with that.


  • Here’s a quick example with NppExec which will handle Bold for HTML and Markdown based on file extension:

    NPP_CONSOLE keep
    IF "$(EXT_PART)"~=".html" THEN
        SEL_SETTEXT <b>$(CURRENT_WORD)</b>
    ELSE IF "$(EXT_PART)"~=".md" THEN

    Save that script as “Bold Current Word” and add it to the Macro menu with NppExec and then use “Settings” => “Shortcut Mapper…” to map the CTRL-B shortcut to it.

    Adding additional scripts to do Italics for example can be done with simple modifications to the above example and is left as an exercise for the reader.


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