How to use FTP to access your WordPress files (Tutorial)

Using an FTP programme is not complicated and you can use it for many task, such as creating a child theme, copy folders, tighten security, or adding a file to your root folder without the need of a plugin.

Very important before you get started to access WordPress with FTP is, that you have a full backup of your site, just in case.

Jump straight to a step-by-step video tutorial

This video will show you where to find your FTP login details using a Siteground hosting account and how to connect your website with the FTP client FileZilla and access your WordPress files.

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How to use FTP Filezilla to access WordPress step-by-step

After installing FileZilla I would highly recommend checking out the video ‘How to add an ads.txt file to your website‘ which also works for any other text file you would like to add to your root folder.

It will show you how to upload the ads.txt file (or any other text file) to the root folder of your website in less than 2 minutes and is a great exercise for anybody who’s just getting started on how to use an FTP programme.

It will also give you a detailed overview of your local and remote site in your FTP client and how to find your root folder.

It will show you 3 different ways on how to upload files to your website and how you can check that you have uploaded the file successfully.

Check it out, it’s a really easy step-by-step tutorial which covers all the basics using FTP!

How to use FTP to access your WordPress files – video tutorial

That’s it, I hope you found this post helpful to learn how to use FTP to access your WordPress files.

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