Why you need a File Manager in WordPress
We need a file manager in WordPress when we have not credentials of FTP or cPanel of the website and your client only provide the WordPress admin panel detail. A WordPress file manager works similar to an FTP client. Using a file manager you can edit, preview, upload, and download the WordPress files.
A file manager in WordPress works like a File Transfer protocol CLIENT. File manager allows us to manage files from the WordPress dashboard in an easy way.
We highly recommend you to always use an FTP CLIENT using SSH or SFTP protocols to securely changes in your WordPress files or transfer WordPress files from the local server to live server and from one server to other.
Adding an FTP like File Manager in WordPress
To use a function like FTP first thing you have to install and activate the File Manager plugin. File manager plugin provides you all functionalities like an FTP CLIENT. Using this file manager plugin you can manage all WordPress Files.
After installing the file manager plugin, the plugin will add a new menu item named File Manager. See screenshot below:-
By using file manager plugin dashboard, you can easily manage files. Even you can also edit, delete and upload files. By using file manager plugin you can zip a folder and files, And also you can extract a zip file and other file formats like tar, ts etc. See in below screenshot:-
Disadvantage:- If you have done a mistake during code editing and a PHP error occurs then this plugin will not work and your website stopped work immediately.
We hoped that this article helped you learn how to add an FTP like file manager in WordPress. You can also check our post on How to Install and Setup WordPress Multisite Network. If this article helped you, then please like and share.