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WordPress® All-in-One For Dummies® by Michael Torbert, Andrea Rennick, Kevin Palmer, Cory Miller, Lisa Sabin-Wilson

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Chapter 2: Using File Transfer Protocol

In This Chapter

  • Introducing FTP
  • Understanding file transfer
  • Exploring easy-to-use FTP clients
  • Making sense of FTP terminology
  • Editing files by using FTP
  • Changing file permissions

Throughout this entire book, you run into the term FTP. FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a network protocol used to copy files from one host to another over the Internet. With FTP, you can perform various tasks, including uploading and downloading WordPress files, editing files, and changing permissions on files.

Read this chapter to familiarize yourself with FTP, understand what it is and how to use it, and discover some free, easy-to-use FTP clients or programs that make your life as a WordPress Web site owner much easier. If you run across sections in this book that ask you to perform certain tasks by using FTP, you can refer to this chapter to refresh your memory on how to do it, if needed.

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