I would like for Notepad++ to add the closing tag when I finish typing the open tag. I know there is a plugin to do this for XML but it doesn't work on my HTML files and I have yet to find one that does.


Try going into TextFX / TextFX Settings and check 'auto close XHTML tags'. This makes it work in plain HTML files too. You may need to install it if using a newer version of Notepad++

  1. Click Plugins > Plugin Manager > Show Plugin Manager
  2. On the "available" tab check the box by "TextFX Characters"
  3. Click Install
  4. Restart Notepad++
  5. Enable the auto-close XHTM features as described above.
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    Also, the document language needs to be set to HTML, if it isn't already. – MrWhite Dec 16 '10 at 10:59
  • Thanks! Notepad++ is a great tool but looks like the authors are tough guys, such things should be on by default. – axk Nov 25 '11 at 11:31
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    Which version of Notepad++ does this apply to? Some of the newer versions don't seem to have TextFX anymore (such as the current release version, 5.9.8). – 40XUserNotFound Mar 16 '12 at 19:32
  • David do you know of a plugin which will auto-complete XHTML in php files? – Anagio Jan 19 '13 at 21:51
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    @DavidEbbo the auto-complete word setting built into Notepad++ does it – Anagio Jan 20 '13 at 3:15

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