How to manage Wordpress Files through SFTP?

Posted March 9, 2015 10.7k views

Hello Digital Ocean,

I am currently trying to access my wordpress directory on my droplet, through SFTP. When I sign in and gain access, the /root directory is empty except for a file called WORDPRESS, which is only 1.3kb large.

How can I get in there and edit all my files so that I can add new templates and such?

Here is a screenshot.

Thank you,

Austin Witherow


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SFTP is not for editing. You can edit files using SSH to log in to your files and after doing that you can use an editor such as nano to edit your files.