WordPress files?

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#1

Hi,
New WordPress user.
I received a message that WordPress had been successfully installed, and I am able to log in to my blog site just fine.

However, I can’t see the /wp-content directory from a web-browser or with ftp from the domain ftp.
From what I can gather it should be at:
blog.mydomain.com/wp-content
Maybe I’m not using the right software: Firefox on WinXP and basic ftp program. Any hints?
If it helps, I seem to only be able to ftp to the main domain and not the blog.

The reason I need to access the WP install is to edit the theme I am using and be able to back up.

Thanks in advance,
Elizabeth


#2

If you used the Easy one-click install, you can’t get to the wp-content directory. Hence, the warning in the Easy install section that you can’t access your files.

You will need the Advanced one-click installation to be able to modify themes.

-Scott


#3

Thank you kindly, Scott.

Didn’t see the warning because my boss did the one-click install for me! I don’t have access to the account for all our domains.

Time to start over, I guess…


#4

The WordPress admin panel does have a minimal backup utility under Tools. It will let you dump all posts and some other data to a backup file you’ll be able to import into your next installation.

-Scott


#5

I’ve used the advanced one-click install, and I still can’t see my WP files in FTP or shell. What should I try next?


#6

Do you see the EXAMPLE.com folder for your wordpress domain when you FTP in? The files would be in there.

-Scott


#7

Nope, nothing there. I see the domain root directory, but no wordpress files under that. I thought perhaps I might have accidentally run an “easy” one-click install, so I made a second one with a different path. No WP files anywhere.


#8

What is the URL of the installed WP?

–rlparker
–DreamHost Tech Support


#9

http://cliotropic.org/blog/


#10

http://cliotropic.org/blog2/

Perhaps the first try glitched out or something?

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#11

Well, the files are there, as evidenced by them displaying, and finding the css and theme files in http://cliotropic.org/blog/.

Are you sure you are logged into the correct server, and as the correct user? Note that you can have a “cliotropic.org” dir on any users space, and if you are logged into the wrong user you will see the dire, but not the “blog” sub-dire, which is were the WP files live. :wink:

–rlparker
–DreamHost Tech Support


#12

Do you have mirroring set up or something? Looks to me like the files you are looking for are living in the “blog” and “blog2” sub-directories under the cliotropic.com directory (though they display from cliotropic.org as well)

–rlparker
–DreamHost Tech Support


#13

Here’s what happened: I own cliotropic.org and cliotropic.com. (I registered cliotropic.com first, and it was the first domain I hosted at DH.) I have cliotropic.com set to redirect to cliotropic.org. When I did the one-click install—both times— I told the one-click installer to install it at cliotropic.org. It actually installed wordpress in my filesystem at ~/cliotropic.com/blog. Looks like a bug in the one-click system, perhaps?

In any case, I’ll just move the files in the filesystem from one domain to the other, and it should work.


#14

Aha! Yes, I’d just discovered the same problem after hitting send on the last message. PEBCAK. Thanks.