Where to located WordPress Folder in Server

I have updated my child theme file via Wordpress which has caused an error with WordPress “There has been a critical error on your website.”

I want to amend this file via accessing the server via Fillezilla, but I can’t locate my wordpress folder anywhere?

I installed Wordpress using Easy Engine if that makes a difference.

It is not in any of the usual place - var/www

Many thanks for anyone that can help, I lost all the dev work ive done otherwise.


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Hi @JJD,

If it’s not in the /var/www folder then I would suggest checking your Nginx configuration. I haven’t used EasyEngine but according to Google it says it’s using Nginx. This means that you have an /etc/nginx folder.

What you can do in there is check the folder /etc/nginx/sites-available. In there you should have a .conf named after your domain. Inside if you check the file, you should be able to see a DocumentRoot variable. In there you should be able to see the path to your website.

Regards, KFSys