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FTP login and Plugin help (6 posts)

  1. jrscott883
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I need help with logging into the FTP site ( I downloaded Filezilla) so I can upload the forum plugin for my wordpress website.

    How do I know the host, username and password?

    I haven't downloaded wordpress either, as I just did the easy free website.

  2. leejosepho
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    How do I know the host, username and password?

    For me, host is my site address, and username and password are my server login credentials.

    I haven't downloaded wordpress either, as I just did the easy free website.

    That sounds like your site might be at wordpress.com, and if so, you cannot FTP to the server.

  3. jrscott883
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks. Is there a way to use a plugin in this case then?

  4. leejosepho
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No. To use anything not available at your Dashboard, you will need a self-hosted site on a server other than wordpress.com...and here is the wordpress.com support forum:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/

  5. jrscott883
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    thank you :)

  6. leejosepho
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You are welcome. WordPress.com can be a great place to begin, just be sure to compare costs between upgrades there and self-hosting as you learn more and want to do more at your site.

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