How to Set Up FTP Access to Your WordPress Blog

WordPress users often wonder how to set up FTP access to their blog. While this may seem complicated, it really isn’t all that difficult. After setting up an account on your web host, you simply need to enter some credentials. Most new bloggers glaze over this kind of technical information. Fortunately, knowing how to access FTP is an essential WordPress trick. It will allow you to connect to your blog hosting, manage your files, and upload them to the proper locations.

The first thing you’ll want to do is access your WordPress installation directory. Within that directory, you’ll find the wp-content folder. Within this folder, you’ll find subfolders for themes, plugins, and media library. Navigate to the folder that contains the files you need to install WordPress. Drag the files into the folder or move them to another location. In the case of themes, the files should appear in a subfolder called /themes.

Another option is to download an FTP client and install it on your computer. You can download a free version of FileZilla from the FileZilla website. Once installed, you’ll need to establish an FTP connection. Once you’ve done that, you can simply enter your credentials and connect to your WordPress installation. If you’d like to share your credentials with others, you can use an FTP server to transfer files to and from your site.