How enable ftp to localhost wordpress site?

Daniel J. Luke dluke at
Sat Aug 1 02:17:24 UTC 2020

I'd strongly recommend you don't use FTP.

Use 'sftp' instead (if you've got sshd running on the server you can use sftp). Most of the graphical ftp clients support sftp also.

For anyone out there who actually needs ftp, vsftpd is a pretty good choice (but you probably don't actually need ftp, so just use sftp instead).

> On Jul 31, 2020, at 8:28 PM, Murray Eisenberg <murrayeisenberg at> wrote:
> I’ve installed the MacPorts version of apache2 and have a working localhost wordpress site running under apache2.
> How to I enable ftp with this, so that I can ftp into the wordpress site? (This is so I can install WordPress plugins.)
> Is there some particular MacPorts port I need to add? and then what do I need to do so it’s available from within the wordpress site?
> (WordPress docs don’t deal with this! they just say to use ftp to install the plugins.)

Daniel J. Luke

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