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File Management: How to Edit Files Using File Manager

  1. Login to your account and click on the Hosting Summary, File Manager link
    Hosting summary and file manager
  2. Locate the file you wish to edit, from the Options menu, choose Edit
    Locate file to edit
  3. Edit your file and Click on Save
    Edit your file and save
  4. A popup informs you that the file was edited and saved.
    Edit your file and save

How to Enable or Disable the Richtext Editor Inside File Manager

Important: If your website utilizes iframes or complex coding use the basic editor instead of the rich text editor.

  1. Login to your account and click on the Hosting Summary, File Manager link
    Hosting summary and file manager
  2. Click on Settings
    Settings
  3. Enable or disable the Richtext Editor by toggling the switch.
    Richtext editor
  4. The Richtext Editor allows you to edit html files with enhanced visual control.
    Visual editor
WebsiteBuilder site files cannot be edited in File Manager. WebsiteBuilder can only be edited with the visual editor.


List of Editable File Types Inside of File Manager

  • .asp
  • .dat
  • .cgi
  • .css
  • .csv
  • .htaccess
  • .htm
  • .html
  • .htpasswd
  • .ini
  • .js
  • .log
  • .php
  • .php3
  • .php4
  • .php5
  • .pl
  • .pm
  • .py
  • .rtf
  • .shtm
  • .shtml
  • .sql
  • .txt
  • .xht(rich)
  • .xhtml(rich)
  • .xml
  • .xsl
  • .xslt

Unable to Edit Files with Certain Special Characters in the File Name

Allowed file name characters:

  • Upper-case letters (example: FILENAME.html)
  • Lower-case letters (example: filename.html)
  • Numbers (example: filename1.html)
  • Hyphens (example: file-name.html)
  • Underscores (example: file_name.html)
  • Spaces (example: file name.html)
  • 'At' Symbol (example: file@name.html)

All other special characters cause a file to be uneditable within the File Manager. You can change the file name, learn here.
 

 

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