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Mozilla Firezilla FTP Client

If we are looking for a simple way to get started, rather than using NetBeans IDE , we could consider using fileFTP as a Firefox addon. Remember: fileFTP only uploads your files. You will still need to edit your code. Consider Gedit as your editor.

Should we use filezilla or mozilla fileFTP for firefox?

fileFTP is a bit simpler to use than fileZilla Before you can use this, you must download Firefox as your browser.
  1. Watch the video. It starts with fileZilla but after 2:30 it starts talking about fileFTP in your Firefox browser.

  2. Download Mozilla FireFTP
  3. Tools -> Manage your add-ons
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  4. Extensions ( Tools -> Manage your add-ons )
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  5. Start fileFTP Tools -> Developer ( To open up fileFTP for use )
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Previous Help

You will probably want to use a special code editor for you html, CSS, javascript and PHP. Here are a few options for you: If you experience any problems with any of these download links, please let me know. Be careful of the usual attempts to add extra unwanted software or browser settings in the installation process. Watch out! check which radio button tick boxes you say "Yes" to.
Netbeans will also take care of the remote connection and uploading. Gedit and some others will help you edit code but will not help you to upload that code the site.

There are a number of ways to connect your own PC to your website.

Setting up a network connection on Windows

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  1. Open windows file explorer ( That's the one with the folder icon Not internet explorer )
  2. Find Computer on the list of places.
  3. Right click on Computer to see a drop down list of options
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  4. A wizzard might pop-up to help you make the remote network connection.
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  5. Click Next You may see "Choose a custom network connection"
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    Click on it or click on Next . Both lead to ...

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  7. Enter the Network. Eg: ftp://ftp.leonwooldridge.co.uk
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  8. Untick the option to log in anonymously
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  9. Enter the username that you have been given by the biscuits admin team.
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  10. Enter a name to identify this connection
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