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  • Hello —
    I’ve got wordpress installed on my localhost and have put in a sudo command on my mac’s terminal to get ftp file sharing working, but I can’t seem to get my fpt to access my localhost.

    Filezilla comes the closest (it gets as far as “connection established, waiting for welcome message and then times out) when I login thus:

    host: localhost
    username: root
    password: root
    port: 8888

    Am I putting in wrong information? I can’t figure out what my problem is. Thanks for your help!

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  • Just wondering why you want to connect via FTP to a local install.?

    In order to add folders to my child-theme.
    Do I have this all wrong or something? I’m brand new to this and don’t quite understand exactly all that I’m doing.
    Thanks for your help!

    Well I too have seen a lot of local FTP stuff going on. Most of the time it is not required. Generally FTP is used to browse your folders and files on a web server. But I think what @2ninerniner2 is suggesting is that you can just browse your folders locally like you would anything else on your computer.

    For instance, you can just browse to the theme folder on your computer where you have your local web server setup and add files or folders there 🙂

    @keith Driscoll, yes that is what I was suggesting 🙂

    @redeemed137 – by the look of the credentials you were trying to use for FTP, it looks as though you are using MAMP on your Mac as a local web server … is this correct?

    If so, all you need is the Finder. The site(s) are in Applications/MAMP/htdocs. If you installed WP into the root (htdocs), then you child theme should be in wp-content/themes/ 🙂

    You guys are wonderful — I’m so thankful to hear there’s a simpler way of approaching this! Can’t wait until I understand all of this better…


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