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  • I’ll be brief. I just got into the website/weblog game and have no idea what I’m doing. WordPress looks awesome though. I have created a Mysql database and have dl’d and unzipped the wordpress files properly. Furthermore I’ve properly edited the text from the config file to reflect my sql database info. Basically I’m at the step on the readme that says ‘upload everything’ or ‘place wordpress into your webserver’s root directory’. I have no idea what this means or how to do it. Where is the root directory? What do I do? My website control panel has a ‘file manager’ tool, but I can only select one file at a time and there are hundreds in the WordPress directory. Please help, dumb responses down as much as you like, I will GREATLY APPRECIATE any help!

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  • Do you have an ftp client? Like CuteFTP, WS_FTP, FileZilla, etc?

    If so, then look in the email your host sent when you set up with them for the info to put in the ftp client. This will allow you to connect “externally” to your webspace. Once connected, you will see in the right pane (generally) the root space of your domain: usually public_html, but sometimes htdocs – your host should have given you info about this. Click on the root folder whichever it is, to open it.

    In the left pane of the ftp client, you will see a list of files inside your (probably) c: drive. Navigate to where you have the unzipped wordpress distribution. Once you see the wordpress folder, click once to highlight it, then click on the right arrow usually in the middle of the ftp client left and right panes; this will transfer the wordpress folder to your domain root folder.

    If you don’t have an ftp client, use google to find one: filezilla is okay, so is cuteftp. ws_ftp is great but I don’t think they have a free one any more. Once you have it downloaded, unzipped and installed, follow above paragraphs.

    On my control panel to my website I have an ‘FTP MANAGER’ icon. Clicking on it gives me access to a ‘webshell’ interface. There are buttons for upload/reload/move/archive/etc and such. Is this where I’m supposed to be? Still not sure about where the root directory is. I see on the left two icons that I can click on one says ‘logs’ and the other is my website ( Clicking on that reveals what appear to be a bunch of subfolders. Getting warmer maybe?

    If you don’t have an ftp client, use google to find one
    Why is so difficult to follow the good advice?

    I have webshell. Is that the kind of ftp client you’re talking about?

    thanks for the help!

    Nope. An ftp client is a separate program, separately installed on your computer.

    Ok, just googled ftp client and got SmartFTP 1.5
    It’s up and running and I’ve connected externally to my site.
    Anyone used this program?


    yup, I’ve used this stuff before, enter the ftp address of the website :: , your username and webste, when connected you’ll see the base directory of the website, this is also called the root directory, upload all the files here..and then continue from there…

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