How can I edit SharePoint 2013 sites in SharePoint designer 2010, has anybody know any tricks and tips.
Please share it , will greatly appreciate
Late answer but actually, it's just a Windows update that blocks SPD 2010 access to 2013 sites. Take a look at "How To Open A 2013 Site In Sharepoint Designer 2010 "
Doesn't seem so,
To edit the sites, you need to use the same version of SharePoint Designer which matches the version of Microsoft SharePoint Server.
You need Designer 2007 for SP 2007, Designer 2010 for SP 2010, and Designer 2013 for SP 2013.
As a work around, pls follow the below, but its not recommended.
I did the following,
Open a SharePoint 2013 team site with SharePoint Designer 2010;
Change the default master page to v4.master in SPD2010;
create a custom list in SPD2010;
Open the allitems.aspx page for the custom list in SPD2010 and customize the xsltlistviewwebpart on it, adding some field to display on the view;
change the default master page back to seattle.master;
open the allitems.aspx page for the custom list in browser, my customization done with SPD2010 have effect
SharePoint Designer is free, so to avoid problems down the road, just download it and install it. You can have both spd2010 and spd2013 on the same PC, so I really think you should just get the 2013 version.