How to use FTP to upload files to WordPress for Beginners
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a fast and simple way to transfer files from one computer to another over the internet. In this video, we will show you how to use FTP to upload a plugin in WordPress as well as how to change file permissions using FTP.
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Summary of this Tutorial:
FTP sounds scary for beginners, but it isn’t. It’s very easy to learn and it’s something you must know.
FTP allows you to upload plugins and delete plugins even when you’re not able to login to your WordPress dashboard.
FileZilla is the best free FTP program that works across the board.
In this video, we will show you how to use FTP to upload a plugin to WordPress.
We will also cover how to change file permissions (CHMOD permissions) using FTP.
you make it easy
Thanks Richard 🙂
Very helpful! Thank you!
For anyone wondering, /wp-content is nested under /public_html.
Thank you so much! Phew all sorted. What a mess.
Simple and to the point. Did not think of this as a way to back up the website. (I’m new to this).
does not even explain how to acess to wordpress through ftp
Yes I am also asking please explain first to last
Hello when i’m triyng to connect in filezilla it says impossible to establish a connection to the server ! How do I do ? I’m in internship an I’m affraid I mess up the website.. help me !
@stevedcl5 You would want to ensure your firewall is not blocking filezilla as well as check out:
Thanks I solve my problem ! Good tutorial by the way !!!
+stevedcl5 I am having this problem now. I was so scared I will break the website. Filezilla seems like already connected to the server but i coudn’t find the wp-content on the right side there is nothing in the list. could you please help me?
Wow! Thank you so much. This tutorial is exactly what I was looking for.
It keeps kicking me out.
Love your videos. Keep it up!
Way too fast.
Thank you! I made a change to my functions.php and locked myself out of my site–you got me up and running again! Thank you millions!
Thank you! I know this wasn’t the ultimate how-to but it really made me feel more confident that I can learn this!
How does one keep image files on wordpress for download with an “Accept” or “Decline” conditions of use button?
how can i contact you ??? , i need a help
we have a contact link on the top of our site: http://www.wpbeginner.com/
Can i upload a website on ftp if already i did my website on computer?If yes,how?
The video is very well presented. Thanks a lot!
Quick tip for anyone that might be new to FTP clients (like I was prior to this), make sure you refresh in the FTP program after you edit the file. I’m an idiot and didn’t notice that I was uploading the same file each time. Check the Last Modified time to make sure its the correct one.
THANK YOU for getting straight to the point without 5 minutes of nonsense, much appreciated!!
I just installed FileZilla, there’s nothing like those folders u mentioned, how did the folders get there? this tutorial didn’t teach me anything
1:05 if you reach out to your host’s support they should be able to help you connect your FTP to your files to see the folders. If you see different folders you may want to check for a www folder
sorry, didn’t mean to rude, thank you for your message, will watch this again!
Glad you liked our video 🙂