Media from FTP WordPress Plugin Guide

Posted OnJun 22, 2015     CategoryPlugins     CommentsNo comment

Hello and welcome to the guide to the Media from FTP WordPress plugin, which is a superb plugin that uses the FTP (File Transfer Protocol) to transfer files from various hosts into your media library, to be used throughout your website.

Step 1) Login to the WordPress Dashboard.

Step 2) On the Dashboard of your website, scroll down the left-hand sidebar and click on Plugins

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Step 3) From the Installed Plugins page, click on Add New at the top of the page. Alternatively, click on Add New from the dropdown menu under Plugins on the sidebar.

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Step 4) On the Add Plugins page, type in the name of your plugin in the search box on the right hand side, at the top of the page.

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Step 5) From the Search Results page, scroll down to your chosen plugin and click the button marked Install Now. If you would like to learn more about your plugin, click the blue link marked More Details

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Step 6) The plugin is now installed and unpacked into your website. The last thing to do now is click Activate Plugin

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Step 7) Once activated, you will be redirected to the Installed Plugins page. From here, you can read all the info about your plugins, and deactivate and delete it if you no longer need it.

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Step 8) From the Admin Panel, click on Media From FTP. At the top of the page, you will see the Settings and the Search & Register sections. Click on Settings to get started.

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Step 9) On the Settings page, you can use the Execution Time setting to set the number of seconds that a script is allowed to run (default is 300 seconds). You can also use the Date section to organise uploads into month and year folders, and set the date/time of updates using the options shown below.

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Step 10) You can exclude files by adding them into the Exclude File section shown below. The next section is the Schedule, which you can set for Hourly, Twice Daily or Daily updates, and set an email address for notification.

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Step 11) The next step is to head to Media from FTP >> Search and Register from the Admin Panel. From here, you will be shown the files that are not registered in the media library. You can register these from here. 

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Step 12) To register the files into your Media Library, tick the boxes next to the files and then hit the Update Media button.

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Step 13) Once a file has been registered, you will be shown the details of the file. Now, when you head to Media >> Library, you will see your files in the list.

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This concludes the guide to the Media from FTP WordPress plugin.

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