FileZilla is an open source solution for Windows, Mac, and Linux that you can use to transfer files to and from your WordPress site.
In this article, we'll show you how to set up FileZilla using an SSH key pair.
Note: If you don't already have an SSH key pair and are connecting to a WordPress site on Pagely, you may want to take a look at our article on using SFTP at Pagely.
- The FileZilla client.
- An SSH key pair.
- An SFTP user configured to use your SSH key.
Let's get started with adding a new site to FileZilla, configuring it to connect to your WordPress site. Here's how to do it:
- Begin by opening FileZilla and clicking on the Site Manager icon at the top left.
- Inside the new Site Manager window, click on the New Site button to create a new site configuration.
- To better identify the site later, go ahead and set a name for the new site configuration.
- Let's start configuring our new site! With your new site selected, click on the Protocol drop-down and select SFTP.
- Inside the Host field, enter your site's IP or hostname.
- Next, select the Logon Type drop-down and click on Key file to authenticate with your SSH key.
- After the Logon Type is selected, enter your SSH username into the User field. Don't forget the client_ prefix that's associated with all Pagely SSH users!
- Next, you'll need to set the SSH key that you'll be authenticating with. To do so, click on the Browse button next to the Key File field and locate your SSH key that you've associated with your SSH user in Atomic.
Hint: If you're using a Mac and can't find the file, you may need to show hidden files. To do so, press Cmd+Shift+. (period/dot) while the Finder window is in focus.
- Once all of your settings are in place, click on the Connect button to connect to the server via SFTP.
That's all there is to it! Now that FileZilla is configured to connect to your WordPress site, all you have to do is initiate this connection whatever you need to transfer files!