Installing and configuring NppFTP for Notepad++

Notepad++ is free software that allows easy editing of configuration files for your server.
The NppFTP plugin adds functionality for browsing, downloading, editing and uploading text files on your server.
This guide will explain the installation and usage of the plugin to improve your server management experience.


Installing Notepad++

Download Notepad++ from the official website and follow the installation process.

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Installing the NppFTP plugin

  1. Download the NppFTP plugin from the Sourceforge site: Plugin download
  2. Extract the .zip that you have downloaded.
  3. Open Notepad++.
    Some users may need to run the program as an Administrator for the following steps to work correctly.
  4. In the toolbar at the top of Notepad++ select Settings>Import>Import Plugin(s)....
    Import Plugins
  5. Navigate to the download location and find the bin folder inside the extracted download.
  6. Select NppFTP.dll and click Open.
  7. In the Notepad++ Toolbar click Plugins and check that NppFTP is in the list.
  8. Plugins List
    If you do not see it then close Notepad++ and re-open it with administrator permissions before repeating the process.

Configuring the NppFTP plugin

  1. From the menu: Plugins>NppFTP>Show NppFTP Window.
    Open FTP Window
  2. In the NppFTP panel, click the cog icon and choose Profile Settings.
    Profile Settings
  3. Click the Add New button.
  4. Enter a name for the profile and click OK.
    Profiles Screen
  5. In the Profiles list, highlight the name of the profile you entered.
  6. In the Connection tab enter the Host, Username and Password for your FTP connection.
    You can find those details in your Multicraft control panel by following Files>FTP Access.
  7. Click ‘Close’.

Using NppFTP

  1. Click the blue Connect icon and choose the name of the profile you made.
  2. NppFTP will attempt to connect to the FTP server and return a directory listing in the right-hand window.
  3. Double-click a file to download and open it in the editor.
  4. When you save a file, NppFTP will automatically upload it to the server.

Configuring Notepad++ Tab settings for YAML files

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By default pressing the Tab key in a YAML file will insert a tab character.
However YAML uses a double space rather than a tab and this can cause issues when your server attempts to read the files.
Follow these steps to make sure that the files can be read correctly by your server.

  1. In the Notepad++ toolbar select Settings>Preferences.
    Notepad++ Preferences
  2. In the list on the left highlight Language.
  3. Scroll down the list on the right under the Tab Settings heading and select yaml.
  4. Un-check the Use default value box.
  5. Check the Replace by space box.
  6. Click on the number next to Tab size:.
  7. In the box that appears, change the number to 2 and press enter.
    Settings for YAML editing
  8. Click the Close button.

Checking for errors in YAML

Stickypiston offers an integrated reader for yaml and json files. To use it follow these steps.

  1. In the main Multicraft server window (Where the IP, Players and Memory Usage are displayed) click on Files in the left-hand menu.
  2. Click on Config Files.
    Config Files Access
  3. Use Name, File or Description boxes to search for your config file and click on it to open.
  4. Beneath the text editor that opens there is a Save button.
  5. Errors will display below this button with a short description of what is not working and it’s line number in the file.

StickyPiston Support

Whether you own a Server with StickyPiston.co or don’t, we are always happy to help with any technical issues you may be having. Open a support ticket with our team and we will be in touch.

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