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NextEdit Online Website Editor

You Control Your Accounts

All aspects of managing your account can be done in your Admin CP, such as adding, changing, and deleting customer accounts, limiting your customers' access to their settings page, and keeping your contact information up to date.


Your Admin CP is located at:

Please login using the login info provided in your welcome email.

When you login, you see a list of all of your accounts. You can dynamically search for an account by typing in the first few letters of the account domain or customer's name:



Create a New Account

  1. Login to your CP.

  2. Click the "Add Account" link at the top of the customer account list.

  3. Fill in all fields. The most important field is the Web Root (the exact location your web files are stored). If our script cannot detect the Web Root automatically, then you must provide it manually. The success or failure of NextEdit is dependent on valid FTP and a correct Web Root.

  4. Submit the form.

  5. Once you have successfully created a new account, test it by editing a page. Sites that contain server-side scripting, complex javascript or unusual code may require extra setup. (See SpotEdit instructions here.)


Managing Your User Accounts

Managing your accounts is simple. To delete an account, click the checkbox next to the account and click the Delete button. At present, there is no way to "suspend" an account, however a workaround is to change the user's email address and password.

Forgotten passwords are handled by the user. When a login attempt fails, the user has the option of resetting their password. In order to do this, they must provide their account domain and the email on file for that domain, then they are given the opportunity of resetting their password.

To login to your user's account, login to your CP and click the domain for the user you choose. A new window will open and you will be automatically logged in to their account.

IMPORTANT: if you need to adjust a user's account settings, such as FTP or advanced editing functions, then you must perform all changes within your CP (to open the account settings page, click directly on the account in the account list). As an Admin user, you do not have access to your user's settings when you audit their account. You only have access to their settings inside your CP.


Accessing Customer Account Settings

Customer Settings are accessed by logging in to your CP and choosing an account from your account list. Click directly on the account to view its settings:



The User Account Settings page looks like this:

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General Settings

The General Settings section looks simple, but has very powerful effects on the way the account behaves.


  1. Domain: Changing this will change the basis for all NextEdit interactions with the site. The domain MUST point to the exact physical location of the web files. You cannot expect NextEdit to browse to one location and try to get files from another. The two locations must match.

  2. Reset Password: Choose "Yes" to view reset options. You cannot view the user's password, but you can reset it.

  3. Edit Mode: This setting switches NextEdit to advanced mode which allows you the greatest ability to specify editable regions and pages in your website. MOST WEBSITES DO NOT REQUIRE "ADVANCED" MODE. If the site you are setting up has server-side scripting or complicated code in its pages, then try to setup the pages you wish to edit with "SpotEdit" (See the Help on SpotEdit). If this doesn't work, then you should probably use Advanced Edit Mode and lock pages to prevent edition. This will ensure safe and enjoyable editing and avoid possible broken code. See our Help files for details.

  4. Global Edit: This setting only shows up when "Advanced" is chosen for Edit Mode. It states the basic assumption NextEdit will make about the pages it tries to edit. If "All" is chosen, then NextEdit assumes all pages are editable unless otherwise stated. (As defined by a special comment in the page's HTML. See the Help for details.). If "None" is chosen, then NextEdit assumes all pages are LOCKED unless otherwise stated. These two settings make it possible to easily lock out just a few pages or all but a few pages from being edited.

  5. Tidy: This setting switches our Tidy filter on/off. Tidy is useful to clean up code before it enters the editor. We recommend leaving it on unless it noticeably causes a problem.

    A NOTE ABOUT CODE FILTERING: NextEdit (and all other browser based editors) receives your page's HTML code through the browser (IE, Netscape, Firefox or Mozilla) which can cause some code alteration. Since your code passes through the browser to reach NextEdit, there is nothing we can do to disable this filtering. The solution is twofold: 1) use Tidy to clean your code if necessary (Tidy is fully compliant with current HTML standards.), and 2) use SpotEdit to specify editable regions in pages, thereby locking out any complex code which could be altered by the browser.

  6. Tag Recognition: This allows you to choose which tags NextEdit will recognize as defining markers for editable regions. NextEdit is compatible with DreamWeaver template tags which define editable regions. If you use DreamWeaver templates, then choose the "DreamWeaver" setting and NextEdit will automatically allow only the editable regions you've already set to be edited.



User Settings


  1. Name: The user's name. For email notifications and welcome page.

  2. Email: User's email. Used for password reset and email notifications.



FTP Settings


  1. Host: The FTP host location.

  2. Username: FTP username.

  3. Password: FTP password.

  4. Web Root: The exact location of the customer's web files. This field is crucial to the proper function of NextEdit. The "Detect" button usually is successful at determining the web root. When it fails, use "Choose" to manually find the web root. If this method does not work, then you may need to use another method such as a desktop FTP client to find the web root.

  5. Override Web Root Check: NextEdit automatically checks the listed web root before allowing this form to be submitted. If the internal check keeps you from submitting the form, then you can override the web root check. Do this ONLY if you are certain that the web root path you have provided is correct.



Editor Size

This settings allows you to set the vertical dimension of the editor in your browser.




Advanced Features

These settings allow you to adjust the menu that appears when right-clicking a file in the File Manager (the file list that appears on the left side of the window when you login to a user account).


  1. View, Delete, Rename, Move and Copy are self-evident. They allow you to perform actions on the file you have right-clicked.

  2. Edit Code: This option allows you to view and edit the page's unfiltered HTML code. It is different than the HTML edit mode accessible in the WYSIWYG editor. The code within the editor may be filtered (see note above on code filtering), whereas the code accessible by right-clicking the filename is completely raw. This method of editing code is useful when inserting advanced edit mode tags. We recommend you leave it turned OFF for your customers.