cPanel Upload Question

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I have tried to figure this out on my own for days now & can't get it...
Im hosted on HostGator. I go in to cPanel & go to upload files. What I want is to upload a complete WP theme folder into my WP-Themes folder in one go! But I can only select one file at a time, plus I need to create the internal folders etc.
How can I upload the entire folder with one 'click'?
#cpanel #question #upload
  • Profile picture of the author salesmanger
    What you would need to do is either use a ftp program or if you dont want to do that then I would suggest not to extract the files until you get the file uploaded to the server.

    What you do is download the theme on your harddrive dont extract just take the zip file and upload to the server then once its uploaded to the server then extract it hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author VegasGreg
    Yea, just upload the zipped theme folder. Once it is uploaded, click it and then click the extract button and you are all set.

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  • Profile picture of the author alari55
    You can ftp software
    to get one you can
    go to
    I do use it and i can reconmend it
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  • Profile picture of the author sharp21
    Thanks for the replies!
    Uploading the zip file then extracting it worked like a charm! Still messing around with cyberduck trying to figure how to upload multiple files when not zipped...
    Something else I found was this add on for firefox that allows one click theme uploading:
    The reviews aren't very good, but perhaps once updated...?
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  • Profile picture of the author awesometbn
    Hello Sean,
    If you are using Hostgator, then open cpanel and go to the file manager. Navigate to the subdirectory you want to upload, and use the upload button at the top of the file manager page to upload your entire ZIP file. Once that is done, look at the upper right side at the top of the file manager page for another button to unzip your ZIP file. It will automatically uncompress your files to the subdirectory you specify. It's a nice feature, and takes a lot less time than trying to FTP individual files.
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  • Profile picture of the author Segmadis
    Probably the best way is still the good old ftp. Try something like filezilla or some other program like this, I am sure that you wont regret this
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBraddock
    Yeah do yourself a favor and learn how to use FTP (it's not hard at all). If you're in the business of making websites (to any extent) this will prove invaluable to you in both the short and long term. Filezilla is a great choice (free, opensource).
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    • Profile picture of the author sharp21
      Ive got CyberDuck. The problem is that out here at work I get the internet via satellite, so it is pretty slow & my uploads always time out.
      Extracting the zip file has been working very well for me though!
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  • Profile picture of the author awesometbn
    Hello stiggs,
    Here are some easy steps you can take.

    1.) Go to your site and login,

    2.) When prompted you can enter the username and password for your Hostgator account.

    3.) The main page for cpanel will open up, and you want to select File Manager, there are two versions, either one is fine to use.

    4.) Inside your File Manager, navigate to the public_html subdirectory (or the www subdirectory) to see all of your files that were previously uploaded.

    5.) Select a file you want to change, and use the edit link inside File Manager (usually a button called edit across the top of the page, or a link called edit in the upper right corner of the page).

    6.) An editor will open that allows you to type, delete, copy, paste, all of the usual stuff. Save your changes before you exit the editor.

    That's it in a nutshell. As soon as you save your changes to the file, it is already live on the Internet in your public_html subdirectory. Good luck and let us know if you have any other questions or concerns. Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author justinkaiser
    The only good way to do FTP, in my opinion, is to use CuteFTP. It is very robust. There is a free FTP client called FileZilla. Google it. It's not as user friendly though.

    Doing this allows for the ability transfer multiple folders at once.

    Also, if you are using Hostgator they do have a 1 click installation of WP.
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