When I try WebFTP, it shows all the .files automatically.
Are you looking inside your howiwow.org folder?
Is your WordPress installation an Easy Install?
If you create or upload a .file, does it show up?
For a closer look, you can SSH in and use the ‘ls -a’ command, but what you’re already doing should be just as good. Being that it’s WordPress, there should be a .htaccess file.