Is there any way to stop Notepad++ from closing all html tags? For instance, link, meta, and img tags don't need closing. I'm not the fastest in the world, and definitely don't want to complain about free software, but having to remove unneeded closed tags is slowing me down.
Changing the auto-complete preferences, as below, worked:
Auto-Completion tab > Auto-Insert section > html/xml close tag
I am late, but plugin TextFX closes only those elements that need to be closed and leaves blank elements like hr, img, etc. without closing tag. You should find it in notepad++ upper menu. Plugins -> Plugin Manager -> Show Plugin Manager and there find "TextFX Characters" or something like that.
Once you've got it installed, go to TextFX -> TextFX Settings and there Autoclose XHTML/XML .
Hope I helped.