Where do I find the plugins folder in FTP? (6 posts)

  1. scot184
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I know how to use FTP, and I know how to use html and all that basic stuff, but I'm new to WordPress, and installed it via Bluehost and Fantastico. While using WS Ftp I see a variety of foldera and files, but I don't see "wp-content/plugins directory". So I can't add any plugins. Or least I don't know how to. Is this folder on the admin panel for WordPress, or should it exist in the ftp view as well? I'm very confused. I don't even know if I installed it correctly, though my site appears online and works ok. I'm just confused as to whether I only work off my admin panel, or if I can use ftp and the like. And on top of the that I want to edit my pages with ftp as if they were html driven. Is this possible? Sorry I'm new but I'm useless at this point. Thanks!

  2. Chris_K
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Where ever your blog is installed... under that is /wp-content and under that is /plugins. Right next door to your /themes folder which you've apparently already found. ;-)


  3. scot184
    Posted 10 years ago #

    wow i didnt even notice it there...im blind...do you know how I can edit each page's html? Like adding title tags and meta stuff?

  4. scot184
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I added the Mesozoic theme folder to my plugins folder through my FTP program, and it's there, but on my admin panel it doesn't show the plugin. What am I doing wrong? And where do you edit each page by page html? Thanks by the way!

  5. yinw
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Don't forget that theme goes into theme folder and plugins go into plugins folder...

    No html to edit -- only the .php in your particular theme. The .php will read the actual content from your database and create a .html that is then displayed.

  6. spencerp
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yes, make sure the Mesozoic theme folder is in here:


    Plugins go here:
    ---------plugin files/folders


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