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FTP help for a beginner

  • Jerry_Sanghera
    Member

    @jerry_sanghera

    Hi there I have been working on my wordpress site and have made a fair few changes, with uploading themes, pages, backgrounds and logos etc.

    However I want to use FTP to change one of the php files. Can I change this directly after connecting to Filezilla without affecting any of my changes

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  • billynair
    Member

    @billynair

    yes, and remember you are using the same username/password for your server not wordpress

    Jerry_Sanghera
    Member

    @jerry_sanghera

    Do I need to upload any files to filezilla or would the files already be in there once I’ve connected?

    billynair
    Member

    @billynair

    it is all there. All the pages/articles you have written through wordpress are in the database, but the actual wordpress files, used to install and operate wordpress, are available through FTP like filezilla

    Jerry_Sanghera
    Member

    @jerry_sanghera

    ahh ok thank you!

    So when I installed my theme, all of the files and folders will be in the database. So I should be able to edit one of the php files using notepad++ and then just replace it with the exisiting one in filezilla?

    Thanks for your help

    billynair
    Member

    @billynair

    no, the themes are accessible through Filezilla, go into your wordpress folder (sometimes just your root folder, the one that has all the wp-XXXX files in them) then go to /wp-content/themes/ and you will see the themes that are installed.

    The images, pages and articles that you have written and uploaded using the wordpress backend are stored in your database.

    Jerry_Sanghera
    Member

    @jerry_sanghera

    Sorry that’s what I want to edit, a shortcode from the theme.

    I’ve found the file in the extracted zip folder from the downloaded theme and the line I need to change.

    This is the message I received from the support…

    “once you edited the admin/functions/shortcodes.php, replace it with yours via ftp”

    So I just find the shortcodes folder in filezilla?

    billynair
    Member

    @billynair

    if they said “admin/functions/shortcodes.php” I am going to assume it is accessable through FTP, but I do not see an “admin” folder in my site. I have a “wp-admin” but that does not have a “functions” folder

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