How to setup Notepad++ with BOL

The following instructions will take you through the steps needed to setup Notepad++ to work directly with your files on your Bruin Online FTP web space.  Because Notepad++ support FTPES (which is what BOL requires), it means that you can connect directly to your files without having to use FileZilla.  Note that Dreamweaver does NOT support FTPES.

  1. Download and install Notepad++ (it’s free!)
  2. Launch Notepad++
  3. Go to Plugins, NppFTP, Show NppFTP Window

    activate ftp plugin

    activate ftp plugin

  4. In the FTP window, click on settings (icon that looks like a screw), profile settings

    profile settings

    profile settings

  5. Create a new profile, name it “Bruin Online” and enter the information as shown below, using your username and password.  Make sure to choose FTPES for connection type.

    FTP settings for BOL

    FTP settings for BOL

  6. Close the Profile Settings window, and click on the connect button, and choose “Bruin Online”

    connect to BOL

    connect to BOL

  7. You should now see your files in the FTP window. You can double click on any file and start editing it directly.

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