Summary

Upload Documents to WordPress

Walkthrough

  • When you bought your website hosting, they gave you an address,
  • username and password for your hosting control panel. Go there and log in
  • You're either looking for a File Manager, which will be a built in
  • thing that lets you upload files in your browser, or FTP login
  • information. File Manager is easier, see if there's something there
  • that lets you upload. (If you tell us who your hosting company is we can help more)
  • Otherwise you can do FTP. First
  • [URL="http://filezilla-project.org/download.php?type=client"]go here
  • to download Filezilla[/URL] and install it on your machine. open it.
  • You'll see a bunch of folders and files in the left pane, and "Not
  • connected to any server" in the right. First, navigate through the
  • folders until you find where the PDFs are in your harddrive.
  • Ok, now look up the top of the Filezilla window. Under the menu and
  • icons you will see:
  • [CODE]Host: [ ] Username: [ ] Password: [ ]
  • Port: [ ]
  • [/CODE]
  • Go to your web hosting control panel FTP area. Put the Host* name in
  • the Host box, the Username in the Username box, and the Password...
  • You should be able to leave Port blank.
  • * Note: Host is sometimes called Hostname, ServerName, Server, FTP
  • Host, FTP Server, they're all the same. It might just be simply
  • [B]ftp.yourdomainname.com[/B]
  • Ok, now click Quickconnect. You will either get an error (you got some
  • of the info wrong) or the connection works.
  • If the connection works, you now have a bunch of files/folders listed
  • in the right pane too.
  • [I]Warning at this point - be careful about accidentally moving stuff
  • by dragging and dropping, it's very easy to make stuff "disappear" -
  • it's not really gone, but might have been dropped into the wrong
  • folder by clumsy mouse movements :) [/I]
  • Here you'll probably see one of two things:
  • [LIST=1]
  • [*]You'll see a bunch of folders, one of which is called
  • [B]public_html[/B] or [B]www[/B] (or both), OR
  • [*]You'll see a bunch of files and folders that reflect how your
  • website is laid out
  • [/LIST]
  • If it's the 1st, double click on [B]public_html[/B] or [B]www[/B] and
  • it should change folders so now you see the bunch of files and folders
  • that reflect how your website is laid out.
  • Now, you can choose where to put your PDFs. In the right pane,
  • right-click in white space (e.g. under the Filesize column header) and
  • choose Create Directory. It will show you a dialogue that says "/New
  • directory". Change that to "/PDF" or whatever you want to call it
  • (this will appear at [url]www.yourdomainname.com/PDF[/url]). Click Ok.
  • Now double click your new folder PDF or whatever it's called - you
  • should now see Empty directory listing.
  • On the Left pane, right click on one of your PDF files and choose
  • Upload. That should now upload and be available to download at
  • [url]www.yourdomainname.com/PDF/YourUploadedPDFname.pdf[/url]
  • Repeat. You can use select all to move a bunch of files at the same time.
  • Hope this gets you sorted, post if you have any issues.

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