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how can I configure WordPress to upload files to a public website?

Posted on 2016-10-13
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Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,

          I have recently registered as a user of a public website and wish to upload documents to them.  As I understand their link labeled Dashboard, it will require having WordPress installed which brings me to the point of this question.  Will WordPress need to be configured for the site or will it auto-detect itself for file uploads?

           Thank you

           George
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Will WordPress need to be configured for the site or will it auto-detect itself for file uploads?

Wut?
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by:GMartin
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Hi,

          I guess my question is not clear.  I am a member of a site and I wish to upload files to them which are needed.  However, their website does not have an integrated upload option.  I did email them regarding this concern, but, have not received a response.

          At any rate, they did send me a video demonstrating the mechanics for doing it.  WordPress was used in their demonstration.  Seeing there was not any mention to configuration, I assume I simply log into their side, open WordPress, and select Dashboard.  From their, I believe everything else will be self-explanatory.  

            Once again, keep in mind I am not attempting to edit their site.  I am merely needing to upload files to them.

             Thanks

             George
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Jason C. Levine earned 500 total points
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I assume I simply log into their side, open WordPress, and select Dashboard.  From their, I believe everything else will be self-explanatory.  

Depends on if you have permissions to upload files or not and how familiar you are with the WordPress backend. If you have permissions to upload, you simply access the Media Library after login and go from there. But if they have significantly altered the backend or user roles or whatever, things may go sideways. Without logging in myself, there's no way to answer this question with 100% accuracy.

I would just use Dropbox or similar and email them the link to a shared folder that has the files they need and let them deal with it from there.  That way, they don't have to expose the backend to you and it makes this process a heckuva lot simpler.
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by:GMartin
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Hello and Good Evening Jason,

           Thank you for addressing my question.  The site administrator got back with me and explained that their website has been undergoing changes which may have effected certain features.  At any rate, I am now able to upload files following sign in to their site.

           George
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