Are you looking to learn how to use FTP to upload files on your WordPress website? In this article, we will show you how to use FTP to upload files to WordPress.

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What is FTP?

FTP is short for File transfer protocol. It’s a fast and simple way to upload files from your computer to your website.

FTP is a transfer protocol designed to aid in the moving of files from one location to another over a network. FTPs are widely used to access the contents of web servers and many enthusiast groups will creat FTP servers as a way to share files between members. While you can connect to an FTP server using your browser, you will find a lot more functionality if you use a dedicated FTP client.

FTP is essential for:

  • Downloading WordPress files to back up.
  • Adding manual plugins and themes.
  • Uploading manual images and other kinds of media.
  • Customizing your WordPress files (for advanced users only)
  • Transferring your blog or website to another hosting account.

In this guide, we will learn how to use FTP. Learning how to FTP work, how to access FTP servers…

How to use FTP?

To transfer files via File Transfer Protocol (FTP), you need to establish an FTP connection. To make an FTP connection you can use a standard Wed browser ( Internet Explorer, Mozilla firefox, chrome, etc.) or FTP Client.

When using a wed browser for an FTP connection, FTP uploads are sometimes very slow, and downloads are not protected (not recommended for uploading or downloading large files). So, using a browser is usually much slower and less reliable than using a designated client.

The most easiest way to connect to an FTP is install and use a visual client. For this reason, we will devote the whole next article to focus on using an FTP cliend.