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ThEEditor adds EE Tag Syntax Highlighting, shift-tab reverse indent, line numbering, and intelligent javascript error-checking to the built-in template editor.

To Install

  • Unzip ThEEditor over the top of your existing EE installation.
  • Make sure the ‘assets’ folder is at the root of your site.
  • Enable the accessory in the control panel.
  • Edit like crazy, wherever you might be. :)

This plugin enables simple, clean, and robust editing within EE,
and has a few unique features that set it apart from its competitors:

  • Syntax Highlighting of EE tags in HTML documents.
  • Automatic document-type detection for intelligent highlighting of html, css, javascript, and xml.
  • Javascript error checking and analysis. (inline js ee tags not supported yet)
  • A variety of keyboard bindings, including find & replace, undo/redo, and goto line.
  • Shift-Tab reverse indent.

Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Find: Command+F
  • Find Next: Command+G
  • Find Prev:  Command+Shift+G
  • Replace Next: Command+Option+F
  • Replace All: Command+Shift+Option+F
  • Goto Line: Command+L
  • Toggle Comment: Command+7
  • Undo: Command+Z
  • Redo: Command+Shift+Z

Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

  • Find: Ctrl+F
  • Find Next: Ctrl+K
  • Find Prev:  Ctrl+Shift+K
  • Replace Next: Ctrl+R
  • Replace All: Ctrl+Shift+R
  • Goto Line: Ctrl+L
  • Toggle Comment: Ctrl+7
  • Undo: Ctrl+Z
  • Redo: Ctrl+Shift+Z

ThEEditor Links

This entry was created May 4, 2011, 2:11 pm.
This entry was last updated May 6, 2011, 6:18 am.

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5 Reviews:

The BioLogos Foundation 05.31.11

The BioLogos Foundation
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This is absolutely a lifesaver; thank you Matt!

Garden-variety Fool 05.05.11

Garden-variety Fool
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Wow, thank you for this!

I’ve only had it installed for a few minutes now, but already I can’t see how I ever got any work done without it!

romanovsky2007 05.04.11

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amazing work! i think it’s one of the best add-ons for EE, thank you!

casey 05.04.11

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Thanks for sharing this! This is like having Textmate in EE. I’d gladly pay for this as a fieldtype. Any chance of it? Again, excellent job. Works brilliantly.

Atle 05.04.11

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The line-numbering alone is reason enough to us it!