how to link to my URL
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.
? > Debug Infonow 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
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
pluginssubdirectory 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
configsubdirectory; if not, show us, otherwise,
dir .\plugins\config. On this one, you may or may not see an
NppFTPsubdirectory. If you do, per Claudia’s #3, make a backup of it (
ren NppFTP NppFTP.bak); if you don’t have the
%APPDATA%\Notepad++\plugins\config\NppFTPdirectory, that’s tolerable for now.
Back in Notepad++, run
Plugins > Plugin Manager > Show Plugin Manager. Search through the
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
pluginssubdirectory, 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 www.audiodescribe.com or www.acb.org/adp
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 :-))
Thanks so much, Guy –