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How do I set up FileZilla so that I can edit my theme? (11 posts)

  1. honsmos
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello,

    I'm new to using WordPress and FileZilla. I have a free wordpress.com blog and I recently downloaded and installed FileZilla. I'm trying to set up FileZilla so that I can edit the theme for my blog. I don't know where to start. I see "Host", "Username", "Password" and "Port". And I googled this topic, but couldn't find a helpful reference. Any help would be much appreciated.

  2. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    If your site is on wordpress.com -- you're in the wrong place :). See here:

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  3. spacejamz
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do you have your own host that you used to install wordpress or did you register through the wordpress.com site?

  4. honsmos
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Am I in the wrong place?

    I don't have a host. And I didn't install wordpress. I just registered through the wordpress.com website.

  5. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Then yes, you are in the wrong place -- click on the link I posted above -- it will explain and take you to the right place.

  6. honsmos
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I forgot to mention that I read the link. So, if I understand correctly, I cannot edit my wordpress.com using FileZilla, but if I used wordpress.org I could?

  7. Red Deer Web Design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Correct. WordPress.com and WordPress.org are two different things.

    .com is under the wordpress domain/hosting.

    .org is simply a download and you run the "software" on your own domain/hosting through someone like Bluehost. This away you access "your" files via ftp.

    You might be able to edit theme code under the 'Appearance' tab... should say 'edit'. I'm not 100% sure though as I haven't looked at the .com version in a long time.

  8. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Correct. WP.COM sites have fewer options and flexibility in what you can do and change. But WP.ORG sites are more work to maintain, fix, can have more problems, etc. So it's a tradeoff...

    You CAN edit and do things with your site on WP.COM through the browser interface -- just not by FTP.

  9. Red Deer Web Design
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I wouldn't say .org has more problems and requires more... it is the same cms running in both. lol. Just more flexibility and customization often meaning more plugins - which may cause problems. This is however not [directly] caused by wordpress.

  10. honsmos
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I understand. Thanks for explaining that. Now I have to consider whether I should stick with WP.COM or transfer my site to WP.ORG. I will reread that link.

  11. abbigood
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have some pretty problem with setting my Filezilla account.

    After successfully installing word-press account into my blog, yet I cant access my site.

    I edited WP-configuration file before uploading the files, Can anyone out there assist me on how what is wrong, like file setting Generic proxy file list in my advance tab?

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