How To Configure Joomla’s FTP File System Layer

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How To Configure And Enable Joomla’s FTP File System Layer read more………….. ***ONLY do this if you have errors after you have installed Joomla. These errors will likely first arise when you try to install a new extension, such as a new template. In fact, that is an excellent way to pro-actively test if you need to enable the FTP file system layer. Go to one of the Joomla theme clubs that offer some free templates, like Joomlashack.com, Shape5.com, YouJoomla.com, RocketTheme.com, etc, and try installing a free template. I show you how to install a new template at 5:15 in this tutorial: youtube.com If the install fails with errors, then, and only then, will you need to enable the FTP file system layer. Note that in this tutorial I make an new ftp account for my joomla instance to interface with, but I realize that some hosts (usually the free ones) don’t let you make new ftp accounts as they ONLY let you use the ONE ftp account that they give you. If this is the case, simply use THAT ftp account then. Also, make sure you adjust the “ftp root” setting appropriately. What it needs to know is “Where is the Joomla instance (the folder where joomla’s index.php file is, ie public_html) relative to the root of the ftp account. The root of most default ftp accounts is the parent of the public_html folder, so you will probably have to adjust by using the value “/public_html/” as the ftp root parameter. If in doubt, try “/” first. If joomla throws an error when you apply, try

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22 Responses to “How To Configure Joomla’s FTP File System Layer”

  1. alenxyzkh Says:

    dude u saved my time  alot thnx a million

  2. autoplustj001 Says:

    can i ask you sir ?
    I got a website joomla my friend is a web designer he helped me to do it and he gave me an access to control panel (as an admin user) but I cant dowload plugins to improve my web site as Im not superadministrator he wants me to do it through him and always ask money
    how can I find or know his super user login and password ?
    can you help me with this?
    my skype is beha0001
    Thanks

  3. dovyduosius Says:

    Hello, when i try to enable it i get this error
    JFTP::write: Bad response
    JFTP::delete: Bad response
    All files ar chmoded…….

  4. tranthong Says:

    thanks Alex, it’s helpful

  5. tranthong Says:

    thanks, it’s helpful

  6. bjwanbie Says:

    is anyone could helop me in doing a file system with the topic chosen “SSS (SOCIAL SECURITY SYSYTEM) INFORMATION SYSTEM”? please help me… I’m an I.T. student…

  7. cyberguroo Says:

    hey “vilepium” I guess U really havent got well acquainted with all these features/functions of web-hosting, so 1st of all just try reading good books,cause your method of collecting Knowledge “by asking here and there” may be seeming a good shortcut but may not be truly beneficial in the long run.

  8. NeeveW Says:

    Thanks Alex. Another great tutorial.

  9. vilepium Says:

    sir may i ask.. no offense sir. but what is the point of a FTP file?, i really dont have a clue.. is it jjust like a RAR file?… will i download FTP files faster rather than a normal download?… thank you..

  10. rickylyciw Says:

    Thx. Good vid.

  11. glasfactor Says:

    Thanx!!! You make it clearer!!!!
    A great help and quite a significant step is to configure the FTP layer.

    I could not update mine for 2 months as the setting root directory wasn’t clear enough. Now I will have some fun!

  12. herrietheguru Says:

    Alex, thanks a milion for your video. Although i only needed the last 20 seconds of the vid ;-). changing the rights of the configuration.php did it. Thanks again. Harold – Netherlands

  13. benmorgs007 Says:

    Hi thanks for the video. I have followed it but I am still getting jftp::write:bad response
    an error has occurred! unable to open configuration.php file to write.
    Any suggestions?

  14. middriftter Says:

    alex i want to add my own music to my site do you have any ideas or a video that i may have missed that could help me with this problem..thanks

  15. alexwestconsulting Says:

    using ftp will transfer the files, but not the db. also, the file configuration.php would have to be altered as well.
    use a joomla module like Akeeba Backup to do it properly. that’s what i use.

  16. sewmuchmoreMilford Says:

    Alex is there any way once you’ve set up a joomla site to transfer it to another using FTP? I’ve been making a site on a different domain but didn’t wantt to publish it until it was far enough along. Now I’m ready but it doens’t seem to transfer

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  19. rajeshwar83 Says:

    hey i am getting error
    JFTP::login: Unable to login
    JFTP::write: Unable to use passive mode
    An Error has occurred! Unable to open configuration.php file to write!

  20. goompapa Says:

    Very good and clear. Thanks

  21. ShooRaynerDrawing Says:

    Woah! Thanks Alex! making the root and tmp folders relative to Joomla was the answer – I was going crazeee!

  22. rockingkidz Says:

    When i try to enable FTP its says

    JFTP::write: Bad response
    JFTP::delete: Bad response

    help me

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