JustEdit

The hassle-free way to edit your web pages,
right in your web browser!

You Are Using the Free Promotional Version!

To purchase and license a commercial copy of JustEdit for individual use, please click the "Buy It" button above, or visit the Mainstay order page. The commercial version of JustEdit does not append the JustEdit promotional message to the bottom of an edited web page. Purchasing your copy of JustEdit also entitles you to technical support by phone, and email. The cost for the commercial version of JustEdit is $49.95 (single user) plus CA tax (if applicable).

 

Before you Begin

Before continuing, it is important to make sure you are viewing this page on the web. If you have not yet uploaded this page to your web site (that is, if your browser does not show the URL to this page beginning with "http://"), then go back to the Read Me file and follow the instructions for "Installation".

 

Editing Pages

JustEdit can be used to edit ANY web page on your web site. The steps that follow will explain how to edit one page on your site, and will apply to all pages on your site. You can even open multiple pages and edit them together.

Step 1: Using your web browser, identify the web page you would like to edit and make a note of the name of the page and the path to the file. For example, if you want to edit the web page that exists at the URL http://www.yourdomain.com/index.html, then the name of the page and path you need to make a note of is simply "index.html". However, if the page is found at the URL http://www.yourdomain.com/coolstuff/tiger.html, then the name of the page and the path you need to make a note of is "coolstuff/tiger.html".

Step 2: Using your web browser, open your JustEdit page -- located on your own web site. Unless you have changed the name of this page, it will be found at: http://www.yourdomain.com/justedit/justedit.html (where "www.yourdomain.com" is the URL of your web site).

Step 3: Enter your name, password, and the name and path to the page you want to edit, then click the "Open" button. Your name and password are the same ones given to you by your ISP or network administrator. The name of the page you want to edit is the one you made a note of in step #1, plus any special FTP path name requirements. For example, if your web page is served from a directory named "public_html", you will need to add this to the beginning of the path name to your page. In the examples used in step #1, the index.html page would look like, "public_html/index.html". Think of the name and path to your page as the full FTP path name beginning after the domain name.

Step 4: Edit the contents of your web page using the text edit window that is now open on your screen. Keep in mind that this is a very simple text editor which allows to you edit the HTML code. It is not a web page-layout editor. You can re-size the window by dragging its lower right corner or using the minimize/maximize button. You can also re-size the text displayed in the editor by clicking the font size buttons in the lower left corner of the edit window (the default size is always 12 pt).

Step 5: When finished editing your page, click the Save button in the bottom right corner of the text edit window. The save button will perform a "safe save" function. That is, it will first rename the original file with a ".bak" extension. Second, it will save the edited file. Last, and only after the newly edited file has been transferred successfully, it will delete the ".bak" file.

Step 6: If you are viewing the edited web page, you will need to Refresh your browser to see any changes.

That's it! You can edit any page on the web site containing JustEdit as long as you have the correct name and password for the web site. Use JustEdit to correct typos, update headlines, prices, or dates, and even correct broken or changed links on the fly in your browser. You'll find editing web pages so simple, you'll do it more often!

 

Changing Parameters

There are five parameters that can be modified to customize your JustEdit page. Change any of the following parameters by editing the justedit/index.html page on your web site using JustEdit:

param name="BGCOLOR" value="#66CCFF": Changes the background color of the JustEdit log-in fields. Enter any valid html color (hex).

param name="Host" value="ftp.yourdomain.com": Changes the FTP site JustEdit logs in to. This should be the same host name you use to FTP files to your web server. For example, if your web site is www.cnn.com, this line should read: <param name="Host" value="ftp.cnn.com">.

param name="User" value="": Entering a value between the quote marks will make JustEdit remember your user name--allowing you faster log in. Keep in mind that supplying your name here will make your ftp access less secure. For the highest level of security, it is always best to leave this value blank.

param name="Pass" value="": Entering a value between the quote marks will make JustEdit remember your password--allowing you faster log in. Keep in mind that supplying your name here will make your ftp access less secure. For the highest level of security, it is always best to leave this value blank.

param name="Path" value="": Entering a value between the quote marks will make JustEdit remember a path to a file. Doing so will save you time editing a specific page. For example, entering "public_html/users/coolstuff/" will make it easier to edit pages in the "coolstuff" directory of your web site. Entering "public_html/users/coolstuff/mypage.html" will make it easy to edit the specific page, "mypage.html".

 

Other Tips

If you regularly edit several pages, you can create multiple JustEdit log-in fields on a single page. Simply duplicate the html code in the justedit/index.html page beginning with the line "<applet>" and ending with the line "</applet>" and paste it several times in the page. Next, change each of the lines to have the values of the pages you wish to regularly edit. Now, editing a specific page will be a simple matter of going to your JustEdit page and entering your name and password into the appropriate JustEdit log-in fields.

You can open and edit more than one page simultaneously. Even if you only have one JustEdit log-in field on your JustEdit page, you can open as many pages as you like for editing. Simply open one page, then click on the browser window displaying the JustEdit log-in field. Next, enter a new page name and path in the "Path" field. Repeating these steps several times will allow you to open and edit several pages at the same time.

You can use Cut, Copy, and Paste in the JustEdit page editor window using the keyboard shortcuts Control-X, Control-C, and Control-V (Windows users only).

 

Technical Support

For up to the minute technical support, please visit: Mainstay Technical Support.

 

License Agreement

The Promotional version of JustEdit is freely distributable at no cost. This version of JustEdit adds a single line at the bottom of each edited page promoting JustEdit, and does not include technical support. Please feel free to upload and include it anywhere shareware, demoware or freeware software is available. You may use the promotional version on as many web sites as you like. Altering or modifying the operation of JustEdit, in any way, voids this license.