May 22, 2022

The Blog of a Chronic Content Creator

Awesome Simple Tool: File Thingie

Hey, here’s a nice gem I found this morning. On a few servers of mine I keep files for each domain under one central tree (e.g., /web/ , /web/, etc..). Most of these files are static HTML (just for quick domains or inside jokes), and whenever I need to edit them I fire up notepad or an HTML editor, download the page. Update it. Then upload it back. A lot of work! So last week I started exploring ways to manage multiple domains off of one CMS. However this was a bit complex when really all I needed was an online file manager that could edit things in a WYSIWYG editor.

File Thingie Default Screenshot

Today I found File Thingie, which offers just that. I installed it under the web root (/web/) and can now access all my static HTML files easily, making minor edits. It offers password protection, and TinyMCE support for editing. If you have a set up like mine and want a quick manager/editor, check it out!