See if you can figure this one out:
>Using wordpress.com for my own privately owned domain for the last year
>Decide to buy my own hosting in order to use plugins
>Purchased my own hosting this morning from Hostmonster
>Changed the nameservers to Hostmonster's
>Installed WP software in hostmonster
>Everything going fine, upload my .XML from my old site, all data intact
>Want to upload a new skin for Mingle Forum plugin
>Must be done through uploading a .zip of the skin to the wp-content folder
>Try doing this with a plugin called WP-Filemanager that works within dashboard, but you can only upload 4 files at a time as far as I can see and that's a huge pain
>Decide to get around this by going FTP
>Download Filezilla, disable "WP-Filemanager" plugin
>Setup everything according to this tutorial ( set up ftp site, solid connection, download and install WP to "blog" folder yadayada)
>Now I can see all the WP files in my root folder for my http://ftp.mydomain.com, but nothing changes on my actual site; all the original content from when I first installed it on Hostmonster is still there.
One interesting additional detail: when first installing WP stuff in Filezilla, I noticed my root folder for my website was empty, which seems strange considering I KNOW there's content there, and WP content to boot.
What did I do wrong?