How to Transfer files over a one-click generated Wordpress

  • Posted August 22, 2014

Since there is a 8M limit on themes we can upload to wordpress server.

We wish to transfer files through ftp

Tried using instructions available in other questions.

But nothing can be accessed from the FTP server.


Submit an answer
You can type!ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Check out the tutorial for the WordPress One-Click app.:

If you would like to upload additional content or manipulate files directly, you would have to either use SFTP/SCP (uses SSH, encrypted, and is a recommended method), or FTP (uses FTP, plain text, and is not recommend). Your Wordpress installation is in /var/www

By default, the webpages are owned by user “www-data”. If you would like to setup the FTP server you would have to install it (however, we recommend using SFTP/SCP/Rsync over SSH method):

apt-get -y install proftpd

This tutorial will also be helpful:

How To Use SFTP to Securely Transfer Files with a Remote Server