FTP Confusion (3 posts)

  1. jennabelle1
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Someone else created our site. The only thing I have is the username and password to the wordpress site.

    There are a ton of images on the site, but they are not in my media library.

    I can see they are located in wp-content/themes/blankslate/i/

    I cannot find this anywhere through the dashboard. From googling I am getting the feeling there may be an ftp connected to our site that is holding the images, but I have no idea if this is true or how to get to it.

    Is there a way to tell if my images are on an ftp?


  2. vtxyzzy
    Posted 3 years ago #

    ftp is only a method used to upload or download images. It is like a copy program that works across the internet. Once the images are copied to the folder on your site, it really makes no difference if they were copied using ftp or some other method.

    That folder is not a standard WP folder, so you cannot access it through the dashboard. You will need to use either an ftp program or a 'File Manager' from your hosting service to access the files.

    If your hosting service uses cPanel, then a File Manager program is available there.

  3. I can see they are located in wp-content/themes/blankslate/i/

    Is there a way to tell if my images are on an ftp?

    Yes, if you can see that the images are located in the theme folder, than yes they are on the server and you can access them via FTP.

    Normally when web designers create WordPress themes, they put the theme images in the theme folder. These images are considered part of the design and thus don't belong in the media library. The images in the media library are part of your content.

    Hope this helps.

    Here's some more info about FTP - http://codex.wordpress.org/FTP_Clients
    I've been using Filezilla for over 10 years. It's very good.

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