Pro Tips for Using Filezilla with Joomla

Pro Tips for Using Filezilla with Joomla

If you use Joomla, you've probably used FTP / SFTP software to access your Joomla files. And there's a good chance that your choice of software was Filezilla.

Filezilla is the most popular FTP application in the world. It's free to download and there's a Pro version for only $19.

In this video from the Joomlashack Conference 2020, Robbie Adair from OSTraining shows you how to super-charge your Filezilla skills. She has tips you can start using now to more efficiently manage your Joomla site.

Here are some of the things Robbie covers in this video:

  • Site Manager: This is where you can easily access all the sites you manage, and the storage locations you use.
  • Bookmarks: These can take you directly to folders that may be deep inside your site's structure.
  • Starting Directories: The first folder you see when opening a site.
  • Synchronized Browing: Automatically sync folders between your remote server and your local computer.
  • Directory and File Comparison: This links up to the syncing feature above. Files are marked in Yellow, Green, or Red so you can quickly compare your local and remote versions.
  • Color Backgrounds: For example, you can use a red background for live sites, and a green background for test sites.

About the author

Steve is the CEO of Joomlashack. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve has been involved with Joomla since 2006.