WordPress FTP access without login details (via a plugin)

Sometimes I find myself in the situation where I need FTP access to a WordPress website and – although I have access to the WordPress admin itself – I don’t have the FTP login details for the website.

Often this is because the person I’m helping is not sure how to get the FTP access details (or can’t easily get them) or maybe it’s urgent and there’s no time.

In those circumstance I found this File Manager plugin useful. It gives you FTP access to the site but via the WordPress admin.

There are also others available in the WordPress plugin repository, but this one has worked best for me from the ones I’ve tried (if you know of a better one add it in the comments!).

Of course, this is very much a last resort or emergency option, but it’s good to have one.

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