Total noob here...please help with file access (4 posts)

  1. jc1cell
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hello all,

    I have a client that has requested I upload code and images that I created for him to his WP blog. I have searched all over the admin section for where the files are and, needless to say, I can't find where.

    I have never worked with WP but I was able to pinpoint where the form code was (appearance > edit > footer.php) but the styles.php doesn't contain the styles I used by way of firebug. Also, I can't seem to access the images by placing them in the media library.

    My best guess, after reading up on some google searches, is that I can access via ftp and find the files and folders that way. Download, backup, modify and upload again.

    Any suggestions on the proper way to do this will be greatly appreciated.


  2. jc1cell
    Posted 5 years ago #

    * styles.css

  3. Lori
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Are you sure you are looking at the files for the correct theme? There is a dropdown menu on the edit themes page that lists installed themes. Should be the same file you would get by ftp download unless the styles are coming from somewhere else like a plugin or parent theme. You can override those styles by adding them to your theme stylesheet. If it doesn't work, try using more specific css declarations than the originals.

    For FTP download, theme files are here:

    Only images uploaded through WordPress will be in the media library. Theme images are most likely in an 'images' folder inside of the theme folder.

    Hope that helps.

  4. jc1cell
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yes b, it does help. It partially confirms what I was thinking regarding the images. I will need an ftp for that since I have no idea how to upload it to the images folder without it. Is there a way to access this folder from within the admin area?

    As far as the css goes. I'm with you on the location of the file. I have no clue which is what but the one accessible via appearance > edit is totally different from the one I access via site>...>themes>themename>style.css and that's what has me totally confused.

    I've been able to find where to change the code for the form and I have already worked the code for the css in firebug. I just can load the files in the images folder or modify the actual css file that needs to change.

    If you can point me to a way to access the actual file structure from within the admin area it would be great.

    Thanks for your reply.


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