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[resolved] No Really... HOW DO I access- wp-content/plugins folder (16 posts)

  1. rwoody81
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have searched through 20+ topics on this and NO ONE mentions exactly HOW to do it. All want is exactly, where to click, what to type, whatever. Everyone keeps saying "browse" to it, or "FTP" and all that junk. Well I cant browse to it cause its not on my computer, and I know that. Everyone says its on the server where you have your site. What does that mean? How can I browse a server from a website? All I did was buy the domain, link it up with wordpress and login. That's all I know, so somebody, ANYBODY, tell me how and where exactly I am to click to get me to this place, because everyone here is talking in terms I have yet to grasp. PLEASE.

  2. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What is your URL?

    In the browser you key in http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin and hit enter. Then you sign in and you will be at the dashboard with access to plugins.

    If you are trying to delete or change that folder you can use ftp, http://codex.wordpress.org/Using_FileZilla

    Or you sign into your hosted account, the people who own the server where your wordpress is located, and use their file manager.

  3. Jonas Grumby
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    First of all, you're not supposed to be able to browse to it in your web browser, because that would be a security issue.

    Why do you want to access it? You can add and remove plugins through the WordPress admin. It seems like you are too new at this to be messing with the files directly and I would recommend that you not try it at this stage.

  4. rwoody81
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've already done that. I've been working on my site for a week now, but where am I supposed to go for the folder? I've already installed other plugins from the plugin page, but i am trying to install a custom one that isnt on there and the instructions say to install it to that folder.

  5. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    /wp-content/plugins
    use host's file manager or ftp client

  6. rwoody81
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey thanks Samuel B for nothing. Try actually reading my OP...

  7. rwoody81
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Or you sign into your hosted account, the people who own the server where your wordpress is located, and use their file manager.

    So kmessinger, I can go to GoDaddy and find it there?

  8. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, sign into GoDaddy. They will have some type of interface, control panel for you to use. There will be something like a file manager so you will be able to see your files.

    There should also be some instruction on how to ftp the plugin you want into the appropriate folder.

    GoDaddy support would help you if you had questions about that.

  9. rwoody81
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thank you so much kmessinger. That is what I wanted. Someone to talk normal human English.

  10. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    sorry host's file manager isn't normal english
    rude jerks won't likely get much help down the road

  11. rwoody81
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Not trying to be a jerk, but I asked for exactly what to do. Did it ever occur to you that maybe I didnt know who the "host" was? Just because youre a moderator and fluent in the lingo doesn't necessarily mean the rest of us are.

  12. rwoody81
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Look Samuel B, I'm sure you're very good at what you do, or you wouldn't be on here as a moderator. It's just very frustrating when you do all you can to research a question, and everyone is speaking in acronyms, slang and broken english. I am a great writer, and have been fluent in English my whole life. People (and I'm not directing this at you, but everyone) have just gotten this habit of using sentence fragments and slang, and it makes it really hard to figure anything out when all you want is a full explanation of what is what in "Layman's terms."

  13. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Occupation: "Computer Operations Specialist" (place rimshot here)

    Just a humorous observation, mind you...

    Welcome to the Forums, rwoody81!

    :-)

  14. rwoody81
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    LOL, funny Clayton. Yeah well there are a whole lot of types of computer specialists out there, and mine has nothing to do with running a website.

  15. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I see. Well, none of them usually have anything to do with being rude, condescending, or open displays of passive aggressive bigotry either... But, if you have any more WordPress questions, just ask away and someone will try to help you out!

    Glad to meet you, and again, welcome!

  16. rwoody81
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Wow... Okay, well Ive obviously worn out my welcome here... might as well close this one. I'll remember not to bother you all anymore.

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