WEBFI-WordPress-How to use FTP to upload files to WordPress for Beginners

File Transfer Protocol or FTP is a simple way to transfer files from one computer to another over the internet. This is one of the most popular methods that hosting providers or techinal support recommend for editing your site when you are unable to log in.

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For this tutorial we are using Filezilla which can be downloaded here:

You will want to reach out to your hosting and they would be able to let you know your FTP information for your site.

This tutorial is to show you how to connect to your site if you need to FTP in to fix errors, install a theme on your site, or any other issues that would require you to edit your site’s files.



  • Craig Fletcher on June 21, 2018

    I'm having problems to upload at audio file and I can't a tutorial that shows this

  • Robin Hellman on September 12, 2018

    How can I use Filezilla as a remote access into my wordpress website?

  • richard devanney on November 2, 2018

    Thank you! one piece of code- locked out! Now back in thanks to your video

  • Imad Oulhou on January 13, 2019

    thak you madam!

  • CRIC WEB on January 17, 2019

    Thanks allot, was having issues accessing the ftp uploaded files…

  • Maul’s Hauls on January 23, 2019

    Im having trouble getting my credentials accepted. Would they be my current password and username that I would use to access the word press site on the back end?

  • Lea Ellas on January 23, 2019

    LifeSaver! Thank you so much girl! The second way you suggested uploading fixed my issues.

  • Matthew Schmith on February 5, 2019

    I want to upload some instruction manuals for products my company sells. Where do I drop these instruction manuals so that I can put them on our, "User Aids" page?

  • jodvix on May 5, 2019

    i want to upload my website to wordpress. but i need
    ftp address
    username and password

    what is the FTP address for the wordpress?

  • YUF TUF on August 22, 2019

    i have wordpress zipfile now how to upload it to web

  • AYUKOBEN AYAMBA on December 20, 2019

    Hello! How can I get a FTP clients done on a chromebook?

  • Wesley Currence on January 11, 2020

    Hi there – quick question. So it seems this is a good way to edit a website, but do you know of any way one can preview the direct changes made before re-uploading them and making them live? Thanks.

  • IQRA TUNISIE on March 18, 2020

    شكرا …Merci .. Thank you

  • Allistar Center on March 18, 2020

    Thank you

  • Napstone on June 17, 2020

    I've made the remote connection, but there's no WP folder or any folder showing up on the right side for that matter 😩

  • John Mellor on August 3, 2020

    Throws up an error immediatley. Blocked by my router. Opened the port it states to use. Still won't work.

  • Luis Barreto on August 25, 2020

    You can't upload the media with FileZilla???

  • M'nari Mohamed web dev on October 3, 2020


  • Joross Esguerra on December 3, 2020

    Android version please

  • Sam Holder on January 6, 2021


  • Victoria Alfred-Smythe on February 19, 2021

    thank you

  • BILAL ABUBAKAR on May 6, 2021

    how to upload database file without cpanel access because i only have ftp access

  • Muhammad Ibrahim on May 30, 2021

    Thank you for the information it was realy helpful

  • xx Hamburgboy on August 22, 2021

    Very useful tutorial, thanks.

  • QWAY GALAHA on August 28, 2021

    Can i download a complete wordpress site using this…what i mean is i could not download my site with wp migration can i download the whole site with http://ftp..if so how?

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