Filester – File Manager Pro


Filester has all premium features of other file management plugins out there.

With Filester – File Manager Pro, you can copy, paste, create archive, download, upload, edit, delete, preview, duplicate and get info of the WordPress configuration and other files without FTP access.

This plugin is dedicated to boost your productivity of managing WordPress. All necessary operations are fully provided and tested on a variety of servers and browsers.

Another thing you’ll appreciate is the modern and compact UI/UX to make the editing and transferring of files extra faster.


  • Drag & drop interface: easily move and arrange files

  • Smart context menu: right-click on any file to make operations

  • Manage files and folders: copy, move, upload, create folder/file, rename, duplicate, etc.

  • Built-in code editor: Integrated development environment ACE code editor and others

  • Flexible configuration: access rights, uploadable file types/extensions, maximum file size limit and others

  • Create/extract archives: .zip, .rar, .7z, .tar, .gzip, .bzip2

  • Great UI/UX design: Clean, high-quality & productivity-driven

  • User authority settings: file extensions to be uploaded, file visibility, root path access

  • Multiple languages supported: English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, etc.

  • RTL supported: Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, Kurdish, etc.


  • Local file system

  • Simple client-server API based on JSON

  • List and icon view

  • Multi-root support

  • Hidden files/folders options

  • Set hidden files for other users

  • Root path for each user role


Filester plugin enables you to easily manage WordPress files when you don’t have access to FTP or cPanel of your website.

You can edit, copy, upload files/folders to your server from File Manager menu. This toolbar is similar to the settings in an FTP client. It allows you to preview, edit, upload, download, and delete files or folders.

All webmasters can also download WordPress media library using Filester – File Manager Pro as well.


  • File manager
  • Filester general settings
  • Filester user role restriction settings
  • Top free file manager comparison chart


Manual installation is easy and takes fewer than one minute.

  1. Download the plugin from, unpack it and upload the [Filester] folder to your wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins‘ menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to your main WordPress menu > File Manager to use.

You’re done. Enjoy.


Is it compatible with WordPress 5?

Definitely yes! We’re always up-to-date to give you the best experience in using our plugin.

Do all folders work the same way as they do in FTP client?

Yes. You can click on any folder / file to preview or edit its content. The file will be opened in a pop-up, so you can make changes and save it.

Is Filester free?

Yes, Filester is totally free and full-fledged with premium features. You won’t be asked to upgrade to any pro versions. We make it free because we think every WordPress user deserves file manager resources.


July 2, 2020
I've tried the other 2 popular file managers and they don't allow you to add or edit files... Surprise! This one is pretty good so far.
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Contributors & Developers

“Filester – File Manager Pro” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Aug 7, 2020 – Version 1.4.1
* Fixed: Can not display in menu WordPress multisite
* Fixed: Windows 10 theme not working in Linux server


Jul 2, 2020 – Version 1.4
* Improved: Double click to open or preview file
* Fixed: Some small bugs


Jun 24, 2020 – Version 1.3
* Improved: Style for icon
* Fixed: Select languages
* Fixed: Private CSS/JS
* Fixed: Some small bugs


Jun 16, 2020 – Version 1.2
* Fixed: Trash issue
* Fixed: Some small bugs


May 29, 2020 – Version 1.1
* Fixed: Some small bugs
* Improved: UI


May 8, 2020 – Version 1.0
* Version 1.0 Initial Release