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Favorite PHP Editor (47 posts)

  1. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Personally I use Dreamweaver MX 2004. I like its syntax highlighting, quick help (you enter a function and it gives you the arguments), abilty to search and replace across many files, and SFTP integration. I also like that it generates pretty clean HTML code. In the past I used Topstyle Pro to edit HTML and PHP, and I still do sometimes. It's very fast and its HTML tidy integration is killer.
    I have a local apache/php/mysql installation on my laptop, but for most of my debugging I just have it upload via FTP when I save, and then test everything on this server, which is LAMP. To interact with the WordPress repository I use TortoiseCVS.
    What do you use and love?

  2. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    for PHP i hear maguma studio pro is the best... can't really confirm it since I have yet to test it. Other than that I have been using Dreamweaver since version 1. It's PHP support still isn't 100% top notch but it's getting there.
    i always test, work and design locally (WAMP).
    I find myself using UltraEdit a LOT. For css, php, and quick html editing.

  3. nsxpower
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    BBEdit or SubathaEdit for those Mac users out there. Both do syntax highlighting nicely.

  4. Alex King
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    BBEdit, yo!

  5. Ozh
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Notetab locally, then pico directly on the server to tweak files when uploaded. Which makes a lot of pico at the end.

  6. whiskas
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I use jEdit for almost everything, and I'm very happy with it.

  7. carthik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I use the vim editor in my shell account, just a habit from where I went to school, where we had "dumb terminals".
    When offline, I prefer Crimson Editor, for it's tabbed pages, excellent highlighting & indenting.
    I have the cvs on the server, which I update every day (it's just a one line command!)
    Same with the nightlies, I have a script to download the latest and "upgrade" the blog.
    I have been vary of using Dreamweaver/Frontpage, 'cause I thought they add their own lines/code. Maybe I am wrong, and I should give DW-Mx a shot.

  8. pointman
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    vim in console or gvim on the desktop.

  9. carthik
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    @eke, I agree, I think all non-opensource software products are self-obsessed evil entities :)

  10. Beel
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    When I am not using EditPad Lite, which is not often ("Just the basics, Ma'am"), I struggle through PHPEdit. Just can't seem to get past the learning curve on a lot of these other editors and load times frustrate me!

  11. tcervo
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Used to use BBEdit(Mac) and HomeSite(Win), but now use Dreamweaver MX 2004 exclusively on both. (I use it strictly in "code view".) I like the highlighting, tag completion, syntax popups (or whatever you want to call it when it gives you the list of possible arguments), etc. It has built-in syntax support for PHP, ASP (incl. .NET), ColdFusion, JSP, and more.
    But the main reason I've made the switch is the site management features. (Note that this doesn't really apply to WP, though.) The templating features (including nested templates) rock. The site cache (for keeping track of paths and links) is a lifesaver. Want to re-organize? Just drag the folder/directory to a new location and all links pointing to those pages are updated - automatically. Rename or move a page, image, or other file? No problem...any links - sitewide - are automatically updated.
    Throw in library items and snippets...and this application has saved my hundreds of hours (and headaches.)
    If you're working with Web Services, DWMX makes it a breeze.

  12. codergurl
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    When I'm on my laptop or pc, I use Crimson Editor. At school, I use Dreamweaver MX '04. Both work great. :)

  13. rayne
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    TopStyle Pro for all html, css, php and javascript. I love it!

  14. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Another vote for Crimson. I use it for writing my longer articles offline as well. Copy over to FrontPage to spell-check. ;)
    -d
    http://www.chait.net

  15. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Currently I'm using Maguma Studio Free. It works quite well. It's been able to handle any HTML, CSS and PHP I've thrown at it. It has a little problem with XHTML, but I've worked around it. One of the features I like about it is that you can open files over the internet, edit them, then save them back to the serverw/o having to use an FTP client.
    TG

  16. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    use bluefish on the fedora machine and the mac and use Ultra Edit on the windows machine, dreamw is way to heavy...

  17. cLin
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I remember asking people for a program similiar to notepad with more functions. I got EditPlus as my responses. It loads just as quick as notepad and it has syntax highlighting, built in browser and some other goodies I don't fool with. It is awesome and I recommend it for someone who needs a small program.

  18. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    PSPad - http://www.pspad.com/ - The universal freeware editor :)

  19. vlad
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    graphical- scite
    text- nano

  20. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I like HTML-Kit, but I'm definitely warming to DWMX 04 -- the code hints are pretty cool. :)

  21. Stuart
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I like DreamWeaver MX when I'm starting a page from scratch but for quick editing I prefer HTMLPad 2004 which is also what I used to move my site from HTML to XHTML 1.0 and it did it very well.

  22. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Zend Studio is certainly the best. Maguma is really good as well.

  23. basilcrow
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Code-Genie all the way!

  24. BendeGroot
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I can't believe no-one has mentioned Quanta+ yet! I'm using the Bleeding Edge edition... whow!

  25. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    There is no editor but vim. (http://vim.org)
    In a pinch, jEdit or BBEdit work fine, but I've gotten to the point where I *hate* to have to take my hands off the keyboard.
    :wq

  26. tubedogg
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    EditPlus all the way.
    User-extensible syntax highlighting, lots of options, brace matching (as of v2.12), FTP support...very good program.

  27. MathiasBynens
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'm using AceHTML. Works pretty well, looks good.

  28. CeeJayCee
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I've been using HTML-Kit for a long time. It's great and does everything I want - even editing files "directly" via ftp.

  29. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I Have used TextPad for years lost of free plug-ins
    http://www.textpad.com/
    http://www.textpad.com/add-ons/index.html

  30. unoamigo
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    BBEdit for sure.
    If your unfortunate (foolish) enough to use Windows then Crimson Editor is great.
    FTP integration is a must for doing any html or css editing. Always look for that along with syntax highlighting. You will be in a world of hurt without either!

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