Editing WordPress file with Smartphone and Mobile Devices

By | December 20, 2015

Nowadays it’s pretty hard to carry a laptop around (though laptop is getting smaller and lighter) due to the convenience of smartphone devices. I won’t say that smartphone is able to replace all the functionality of a laptop (I’m writing this post with my laptop. Ha-ha), but just want to say if your smartphone is equipped with necessary tools, that would make your life much easier. Editing WordPress or any blog tools can be a tedious job, and time consuming. When i say Editing WordPress, I mean editing the source code of some certain files – for e.g. wpconfig.php and upload it using File Transfer Protocol client.

Here’s what I have. (By the way, I’m using Android phone – Xiaomi Mi Note)

  1. AndFTP – a pretty useful FTP client. One simple sentence – does what it meant to do.

    Editing WordPress - AndFTPWhat you need to do is to get the login information (usually located in your hosting website. For GoDaddy.com, it’s located under http://gateway.godaddy.com/ and go to Settings > SSH & SFTP. All the information is there for you to key in once you’ve downloaded AndFTP. Click on Toggle Password to show the password.
    One advise – ALWAYS backup your file before you do anything to it. One way is to name the file as old_<existingFileName>.
  2. QuickEdit Text Editor – used this previously to edit my wp-config.php file and does its wonder.

    Editing WordPress - QuickEditWith this installed, all you need to do is launch the apps, and click on the Document Icon on the top right, and click Open. Open the file that you want to edit, and go ahead. Once done, click on the icon again, and click on Save.  One heads-up, you can’t press and hold on any empty area for copy/paste. It doesn’t work that way. Click on the Pencil icon on top right if you would like to Paste or do any other action.

So far, these 2 works like a champ for me (finger crossed), and it helps me to solve the blank text issue on Visual Editor (link to previous post) while I was driving. 😛

So far I’m using these 2. I’ll update whenever I installed more apps that help me out.

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