Whether you are hosting WordPress on your own server or uploading files to your server database such as plugins, themes etc. You are going to need an FTP client. FileZilla is the most popular, open-source and free FTP client. It’s very easy to use and cross-platform. So you can use it on Windows, Linux and Mac.
How To Use FileZilla, A Free FTP Client
FileZilla is available for all major platforms, so you can download and install it almost on any system you’re using currently.
Run FileZilla When you’ve installed it on your system. As you can see below FileZilla screen is divided into many sections. On the top is where you need to enter your FTP account to connect to their database.
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Then below FTP account section is a section where you can see the connection with the server that you are trying to connect. Once you’re connected, it will show you ‘Connected’.
The next two sections are very useful. The left side section has all the local files & directories and right side section has all the server files & directories. You can easily drag files & folders from local computer and drop them into server database.
The last section is where you can see the status of the files being uploaded or downloaded. You can see the Queued files, Failed transfers and also the files have been transferred successfully.
All of the above sections make FileZilla easy to use tool. You can easily upload files such as, plugins, themes to your WordPress installation and so on. There are other FTP clients but most users find FileZilla easier to use and also why choose any paid when FileZilla is free.
If you’re using any other FTP client then do mention it in the comment section below and I’ll review it very soon.
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