A Text Editor is a program, similar to Word/Google Docs/NotePad, but used to edit and create code files. Text Editors allow you to save plain text files into a code language for your project.
For coding you will need to have a text editor installed onto your laptop/computer that you plan to code with. It’s not optional.
Which Text Editor To Use
You can purchase text editors, but you don’t need to. There’s quite a few powerful text editors out there (for FREE!!!).
I recommend in using Atom.io which was created by GitHub!
Once you’ve installed Atom, you’re ready to rock! If you need help installing this Text Editor please feel free to leave a comment and I’ll respond as soon as I can.
If you are interested in other Text Editors have a quick Google and you’ll see there are a quite a few to choose from.
Why I Like Atom.io
I really like the Atom text editor as it’s simple and doesn’t distract you too much from the job you need to get done.
A lot of advanced text editors, I find try to do too much things. I’ve built many WordPress plugins on a text editor like Atom that have reached thousands of active users.
Sometimes less is more.