Make a Bluefish Template


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Bluefish is an editor targeted towards programmers and webdevelopers, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages.

Making a template for Bluefish allows you to set the basics of a page for the way you want to do things.

A template allows you to get the boring repetitive stuff done to get a page started then you can continue to do the new   FUN STUFF  .

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Steps to Making a Bluefish Template

  1. Click File in upper left corner to open the menu below.
    Click New From Template - the 2nd choice from the top - to open another menu that shows these choices:

    Click HTML 5.
  2. And get a new web page with the following. Huh? This isn't faster/better than Quickstart.
    Ah, Padawan watch and learn while I show you a Jedi trick.
  3. First, you need to change a Preferences setting.

    Click Edit on top menu bar.
    Click Preferences at the bottom of the popup menu.
  4. Edit preferences window opens.
  5. Scroll down the left side to Plugins and click HTML Features.
    To the right you see checkboxes for the 3 names to be automatically updated.
    These are updated each time the file is saved.
  6. My preference is to uncheck all 3.
    Click Apply.
    Click  OK .
  7. Next setup the HTML web page with the tags you want. For me I want:
  8. I will assume a windows pc is being used.
    Save the page using FileSave as to:
    \Program Files(x86)\Bluefish\share\bluefish\templates
  9. Notice that the HTML_5 file has the underscore but when shown in the New From Template list it shows as HTML 5 - the underscore is replaced by a space.
    Type HTML_5base for the Name - without a file extension and click Save.
  10. Go back to FileNew From Template.
    New From Template now shows these choices:

    Click HTML 5base.
  11. And VOILA! You Padawan have taken another step towards mastery of the web dev universe.
    Save the page with a .html file extension.
  12. Bluefish applies its color coding rules.
  13. With a little effort you've made the setup of a new web page quick and easy - ready to make another idea come to life.

    You can make more templates for different purposes.
  14. Done.