The File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used to transfer computer files between a client and server on a computer network.

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wordpress on localhost lamp doesn't let me install plugins

i've installed a LAMP server on my ubunutu 11.04. i've installed wordpress and hooked it right with the MySQL db. i've changed the permissions of the www-data group to read and write files. every ...
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What security concerns should I have when setting FS_METHOD to “direct” in wp-config?

I have recently had an issue where I have been unable to install the WP Smush Pro plugin because I don't have the Manual Install or One-Click Installation options available. I came across this post ...
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FTP Username and password wrong while installing theme

I followed Failed to connect to FTP Server 127.0.0.1/:21 And was able to solve that problem. But now when I try to upload the theme then I get username and password failure. I have added following ...
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WordPress still requires FTP information

I've ran into this issue where WordPress requests my FTP login credentials. So far I've tried: chown change user change file permissions edited wp-config.php None of it seems to work. The server ...
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How to import 55k images (uploaded via FTP) into Wordpress Media libary? [closed]

I have got 55k images in my Wordpress Uploads folder which are not showing up in the Media Libary, how can I make them registered there ? I tried the plugin 'Add from Server' but there are to many ...
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How can I stop WordPress from prompting me to enter FTP information when doing updates?

How can I stop WordPress from prompting me to enter FTP information when doing updates?
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Login to wordpress with filezilla client [closed]

I'm trying to login WordPress by using a Filezilla client, but I'm not sure if my log in details are correct because I'm using the login details that I use to login my website as admin, but maybe I ...
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Theme not showing after uploading

Hey I am developing a website for my client, and I'm having some issues with the theme upload. The theme I am uploading is http://themeforest.net/item/stockholm-a-genuinely-multiconcept-theme/8819050. ...
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Why does One Click Update fail on localhost using FTP with 777 permissions on site files?

I can successfully upload/remove media, add/remove plugins and edit theme files within admin CP. The one thing I can not do in admin CP is a normal one click update from WordPress 3.7.1 to 3.8. Ideas? ...
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Could not create directory

This question is already asked however none of the solution seems to work in my case. I am trying to install a theme for my new website. I just downloaded a brand new theme zipped it and tried to ...
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What's the best way to work with multisite websites via ftp locally?

So I'm used to working on a single instance of Wordpress locally using mamp then copying the DB over to the production server when a site is ready to be live. These are for small sites. I would have ...
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transfer a file from one domain to another via wp

I want to be able to transfer a file from one domain to another via wp. I have searched Google and this site but only found info on how to transfer entire WP sites. I was hoping to find a plugin ...
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Safer option (security) : Allow uploads to WordPress via Apache(Https) or FTPS

So I host a few WordPress virtual machines. For preference, I like to just use the follow to allow wordpress uploads without FTP. sudo chown www-data:www-data wp-content -R && sudo nano wp-...
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Website Got Hacked - Fixed - Now Cannot Activate Theme

My wordpress site got hacked, I fixed the problem but had to delete the TwentyFifteen theme (the one that was hacked). The theme I was originally using was different, but the hackers hacked the ...
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WordPress 4.4.2 Update not working

I would like to use Auto Update feature to update wordpress. I see this question was asked 5 years ago I would prefer doing the upgrade using Automatic update instead of manual process and fix what's ...
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Errors updating wordpress - SFTP & update issues

I am currently making the transitions of migrating my wordpress site from a hosted service to our in-house server (Centos 7 server installed). Along with Wordpress, I have MariaDB, apache and php. I ...
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Importing inventory from a csv file in the ftp to the database

I'm looking to upload the content contained in a csv file from FTP directly into a WordPress database every 24 hours. This csv file (containing inventory items) gets generated from one site, and I ...
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PHP7 FPM + Apache2 + FTPS Issues

I've set up a VPS on Linode to use PHP 7.0.2-1-fpm with Apache/2.4.18 and the latest wordpress. I have vsftpd 3.0.2 configured to use a self signed certificate for FTPS. I've also rebuilt my ca-...
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Publishing html directly from ftp to wordpress

I have a program for a booking programme and within that is an "Update Website" button which originally would ftp the html created straight in place of the old one meaning once you click update ...
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Moving Wordpress from host without FTP?

I have a website hosted with service A which do not provide FTP access, and I would like to move it to another host B which provides FTP access. Is there any way to move? Traditional Archive,Download,...
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CSS updates appear after delay [closed]

I am using an FTP client to download/edit/upload CSS files of my child theme. Typically that worked smoothly and updates were seen after refreshing the page in the browser immediately. However, on ...
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I want to edit it on my laptop as a child theme and transfer the files to my server. I don't know how

I have big gaps in my knowledge and right now I know I'm doing things wrong, and I want to buckle down and fix that. I have a wordpress site using the "shape" theme, and I directly edited the code ...
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How to stop wordpress from changing default .htaccess permissions to 444

I installed my website using an installer - fantastico for a quick install. Just a few days ago, I started getting a weird error in w3tc plugin and it would ask me to update via ftp as you can see ...
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Failed to connect to PC:21 - WordPress & XAMPP

I've searched the XAMPP and Apache sites and can't seem to find anyway with the same problem that I'm having which includes an answer that'll work for my system. I'm using a Macbook and have ...
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Second completely independent and disposable Wordpress installation in subdirectory?

I know this may have been asked before, but I didn't find an exact answer, so yeah ... I have a wordpress installation in the main directory of my Webspace (hosted @ Strato) and I want to install a ...
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Problem with updating a plugin

I install WordPress locally on Ubuntu. But when I wanted to update plug-in or install a theme a pop-up open and asks to enter hostname. At first I didn't know what to enter. Trying some of options I ...
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Query regarding installing and theme customization in wordpress

I recently got a client who wants me to customize his wordpress website, however when I started doing this, I got his wordpress admin credentials. I logged into that and tried to install a new theme ...
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Unable to locate WordPress Root directory

I'm trying to upgrade WordPress version of a blog and it fails. I input FTP info (host, user, pass and type) then I get the message: Unable to locate WordPress Root directory. Installation ...
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How to display the date a directory folder on ftp was modified

We have our site running on wordpress, but we upload all of our PDF files via FTP and NOT the WP media. I want to be able to display in a WP Page, the last time a file, or a "folder in the FTP ...
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Why does WordPress require a ftp server to be running on the webserver to transfer plugins?

I had asked a related question on Super User: A use case of a system "receiving" files over FTP would be, for example, the way WordPress plugins are installed via 1-click where WordPress ...
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How to edit page content after downloading the site files

I am new to WordPress and I've built a simple site. After that, I downloaded all the files of my site by Filezilla. May I ask how to change page content? Which folder is the page contents being stored?...
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SSH Server with Wordpress

I am connection my ftp with SSH protocol. Wordpress ask for my ftp credentials. But even if i fill them correctly, it gives me an error saying wrong username/password. my host is 93.94.254.231 and ...
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Import Wordpress xml file larger than 8mb

I'm trying to import a xml file (from a previous wordpress theme) into a new wordpress theme. The problem is that the xml file is 46mb much bigger than the wordpress 8mb limit. Anyone have any advice/...
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Clean installation missing its /wp-content folder

I installed WordPress 4.1 on my server. All the files are installed, and I can login correctly without errors. But if I login through FTP I can't find the wp-content folder. If I do the above on my ...
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WordPress Installed But Not Showing Up! [closed]

I successfully installed WordPress on my domain. I FTP'd and installed it manually. But, something very strange is happening. Whenever I visit my website, the default WordPress Sample Post page is not ...
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Wordpress asking for FTP details when installing plugins

I'm renting a server from DigitalOcean on which I'm running Wordpress inside apache on port 8079. DigitalOcean also only allows one to connect via SFTP. Currently the client I use to do that is ...
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Plugin installation not possible / FTP credentials in WP-config

I have an issue with one of my Wordpress installations. When I try to install a plugin, WP asks for my FTP credentials. I entered them but neither FTPs nor FTP are working - but the credentials are ...
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How to Manually Upload Files via FTP

I am helping a friend who has a site self-hosted via Wordpress. They have access to their FTP. Now I am familiar with manually updating files through the FTP and that is how I usually update my sites. ...
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Impossible to index an upload folder with 10k files

I have a WP installation which has a very large uploads folder with a bit more than 10k files. At the time we unset year/month folder organization and now we have huge problems to download or backup ...
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Editing page content through FTP?

I currently work with a graphic designer and code primarily HTML/CSS for clients looking to develop a web presence. I don't know much about WordPress. I have a client who wants some minimal changes ...
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Valid Connection Information is Getting Denied

I'm getting prompted to enter my FTP information (in this case, SFTP) for installing plugins/themes in Wordpress. Problem is, I keep getting denied with valid SFTP credentials. I have root access ...
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How can I find WordPress files on the remote side in Filezilla FTP?

Currently I am doing the WP Development track on TreeHouse (beginner) where I am trying to make a child folder. The child folder is meant to be able to save the WP theme while any other updates are ...
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Upgrading Wordpress 4.0 asks for FTP password

I was able to upgrade Wordpress 4.0 on my local machine, and I also just updated some plugins on the production machine, but when I try to update Wordpress 4.0 on the production machine, it is asking ...
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Where does wordpress store the FTP credentials?

When wordpress asks for FTP information to upgrade, you type it in and then it seems to store it for future use (for future upgrades, and maybe also for media uploads?) Where does it store these ...
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Changing themes on locally hosted webpages

I recently turned my Raspberry Pi into a web server, and now I installed Wordpress on it. Everything is going excellently, but when I went to change the theme from default, I found I need my hostname, ...
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FTPS Uploads - wp-content cannot be found

i've arranged my new Server and i use proFTPD with TLS Support. Now, WordPress can't upgrade or install plugins anymore. I get the following message: The directory "wp-content" cannot be found This ...
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Why does WordPress still not support SFTP?

It has been many years now with WordPress 2, WordPress 3 and now even WordPress 4 which is expected to be released shortly that WordPress Publishing Platform does not support SFTP as the option to ...
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Plugins upload to wordpress in wampserver via filezilla

I am new to Wordpress. I just downloaded a plugin. I am trying to upload plugins the normal way but they are unable. So my quiz is, can you upload plugins in Wordpress to wampserver via filezilla? If ...
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Do we have to use ftp to recover from a bad functions.php edit?

Just tried to make an edit to the functions.php on my site. As is often the case, wp didn't like it and threw a fit, locking me out of making any further changes. So now I have to use ftp to edit out ...
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Install and Update plugins on a VPS Wordpress installation

I have installed Wordpress. Everything works smooth except one thing: I cannot ftp through Wordpress - meaning I cannot update or install plugins. Using my vps root user and password doesn't work (...