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  • hi,
    im on dreamhost, and my blog is blog.holycows.info

    I am trying to install a plug in, and i have installed the pre-configured version of wordpress given to me by dreamhost. But whenever i try to install a plugin, i fail to get pass the demand for hostname, user and password…
    may be there is an easy answer but i can see it…
    all help appreciated

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  • it will be the same credentials as your ftp

    example:
    hostname – holycows.info or ftp .holycows.info
    same user/pass you use for this

    Hi Samboll. Many thanks but it does not work. Doing my head in. Any ideas?

    try your IP numba not your URL (domain name)

    i’m having the same issue. my blog is blakemarvin.com/blog, i’ve tried blakemarvin.com as the hostname, blakemarvin.com/blog as the hostname and every concievable password (my password for my ftp, my wordpress login, ect). no luck.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    It should be

    Host: blakemarvin.com (or try 204.11.32.172)
    ID : FTP ID
    Pwd : FTP password

    And they say this stuff is so easy. After almost 10 years I still can’t keep up with all the ftps, abcs, xyzs, etc. I know that puters and programs r stupid and we and programers r not. BUT!!!

    So, what ta h is ftp??? I no i no but….

    Steve

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)

    (@ipstenu)

    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    ftp – File Transfer Protocol
    http – Hyper Text Transfer Protocol

    sftp is just Secure FTP.

    Honestly, I work in computers and sometimes I sit there going ‘What the…’ too. Check out http://simple.wikipedia.org/ – It has the simple explanation of this stuff. Like a low-techie explanation of FTP

    after some trying i managed to install plugins in this way:

    hostname: url without www.
    username: the one you use for uploading with a ftp program
    password: the one you use for uploading with a ftp program

    this username and password i got sent by my website hoster

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