WordPress is the most advanced platform to create blogs and websites. It allows you to share your content easily and upload your files with a single click. But, sometimes you need an FTP client to access your blog and, add, delete, or even, edit what you want. Today, I’ll show you how to upload to WordPress using Filezilla. It’s the most popular FTP client to upload files to WordPress and manage them exactly, the same when you manage files on your Laptop, but, a little more different in the interface.
What is FTP?
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol. It's the standard network protocol for transferring files over the internet. For a more detailed definition check out Wikipedia
For any website you build, you will keep a local copy on your own computer, and a remote copy on the internet - that is, the live version that people see when they visit your site.
An FTP client will allow you to copy your site files from your computer the internet (and vice versa).
Using WordPress is different. Once you've downloaded the latest version of WordPress, uploaded it to your remote webspace and set it all up, you can add your content and make all the amendments directly to the live version of the site using WordPress' content management back-end. This lets you preview everything before it's published. However, it's still a good idea to make regular backups of the site via your FTP client in case something goes wrong!
Step-by-step Manual WordPress Installation Guide via FTP
Download the WordPress installation package
To start the installation process, first you need to download WordPress from its official download page. We recommend that you always download and install the latest stable version of WordPress.
Once you click on the Download button for the latest WordPress version, the installation package will be saved to your hard disk. Locate the installation package that you've just downloaded and extract it to a new folder.
STEP 2Upload the WordPress Files to Your Server
Now, you need to upload the extracted files and folders to your web server. The easiest way to upload the installation files is via FTP. For detailed information on how to upload files via FTP, please check our FTP Tutorial.
Once the download is complete, extract the archive and upload it to your web hosting account. You can do that via FTP using a client application like Filezilla or via cPanel -> File Manager -> Upload file(s). If you want this WordPress installation to be main for your website, the files should reside in the public_html folder of your account. However, you can always make a subfolder (i.e. public_html/blog) if you want to run only part of your website on WordPress.
STEP 3Create a MySQL Database for WordPress to use
Now, you need to create a MySQL database and assign a user to it with full permissions. For detailed instructions on how to do that, please follow the steps described in our tutorial on How to Create MySQL Username and Database. Once you create your MySQL Database and User, make sure you write down the database name, database username and password you've just created. You will need those for the installation process.
STEP 4Go through the installation process
Now it's time to navigate to your website to start the installation process. If you have uploaded WordPress to your public_html directory you'll need to go to http://yourdomain.com in your preferred browser. The first thing you will notice is a message, telling you that you don't have a wp-config.php file and you should create one. Just click on the Create a Configuration File button to proceed.
On this page, you will see a message, asking you to prepare the necessary information for the installation. Since we already have this information, simply press the Go! button.
Enter the details for your newly created MySQL database and press the Submit button
WordPress will now check if your settings are correct. If you have entered all the necessary information, you will see a confirmation screen. Press the Run the Install button to proceed.
On the next screen, you will have to enter the information about your administrative username and the title of your new site. In addition, you can specify whether you'd want search engines to index your site or not. Once you fill in that information, press the Install WordPress button. Bear in mind, however, that you should specify a real email address. It can be later used in case you forget your password.
I hope You Successfully Installed WordPress In your Blog.
The WordPress installation is fairly straight forward but If you are having a problem then leave a comment below and I will try to answer if I can.
You can also check the WordPress re-installation tutorial if you need to reinstall it.