FTP - Category Archive

SSH / FTP Connection Basics + Tips & Tricks

I want to present a quick jumpstart to connecting with and using FTP and SSH, which are both very useful tools. Let’s jump right in and start with FTP. Getting Started with FTP FTP is slow if you’re dealing with lots of files, but it gets the job done and is very reliable. I typically use Dreamweaver for my FTP … Read More

WordPress: How to Manage Site Files Without FTP Access

As a web developer, I frequently encounter situations where I need to have access and modify files in the root directory or within the WordPress install and I don’t have FTP access. Often, I simply want to update some plugins but don’t want to do it without access to these, in case something goes wrong. Well now you can do … Read More

What to Do if Your WordPress Website Goes Down

Your WordPress website just went down! It crashed you have no idea what to do. Never fear! This is the process I use with my clients to determine what actions to take. Note: before doing any of this, go to downforeveryoneorjustme.com and determine whether your site is actually down for everyone, or just you. I find that more often than not, … Read More

Use FTP to Search for Text in Filename or Content

Search for String Using FTP

If you need to search an entire directory via FTP for a text string (or search by filesize, date, or path), I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news it, if you are searching for files containing the string in their name: you can do it easily with FileZilla. The bad news is, there isn’t really … Read More

FileZilla – How to Enable Password Saving

FileZilla Saved Passwords Error Message

If you’ve been faced with the incredibly annoying “Saving of passwords has been disabled by you” message from FileZilla, you aren’t alone. And the lack of good answers on Google is also incredibly annoying. Thankfully, it’s very easy to fix. Here’s how. *If you don’t see these options, you may need to change your language to English first That’s it! … Read More