This tutorial will guide you in setting up and using FireFTP – a free, secure, cross-platform FTP client for Mozilla Firefox.
To get started, download and install FireFTP. The installation is the same as any other Firefox addon (plugin) and will require that you restart Firefox before it will work. After you’ve restarted Firefox…
- Launch FireFTP by selecting Tools -> FireFTP.
- It will open in a new Firefox tab. To add an FTP site to FireFTP, select the Create an account drop-down.
- On the Main tab enter the appropriate info in the provided fields.
- Select the Connection tab and review some of the additional settings. If you want FireFTP to open a local folder (a folder on your hard drive) each time a specific site is opened, enter the path to that folder in the Local: field. If you want to open a specific folder on the remote FTP site, enter the path to that folder in the Remote: field. When you’re done, click OK.
- To connect to the site you just added to FireFTP, click the Connect button.
- And now you’ll sign in to the FTP site.
- To upload a file or folder (or multiple files and folders), select them from the list of files on your hard drive, and click the upload button.
- When the upload is complete, the files and folders will now appear on your remote FTP site.
- To review some of the FireFTP settings, select Tools -> Options from within FireFTP.
- On the General tab you can change some of – you guessed it – the general settings.
- The Interface tab allows you to change some of the layout related settings (how FireFTP opens, setting FireFTP as the default FTP client for sites accessed via Firefox etc).
- You can also add a FireFTP to your Navigation Toolbar. Right-click anywhere in the Toolbar and select Customize….
- Drag the FireFTP icon to your Navigation Toolbar.
- And now you’ll have one-click access to FireFTP from within Firefox.