“The WordPress code of your website” = the WordPress installation files that should be located in the htdocs directory of your website.

Go to that folder (htdocs, as described in the article), and while having opened (either in file explorer or Filezilla/FTP client’s explorer) the wordpress directory you downloaded from, drag the contents of that (wordpress) folder to the htdocs folder of your site. When asked to overwrite, select yes.


Well @nature5, it will easier if you just quote where you are stuck. We are simply here to help you.
For example, instead of

If you do this

and just explain where you are stuck. It will also be easier to help you


I have no idea what I can tell you that will make it clear to you.

Download zip, extract zip, upload contents of zip to htdocs folder. That’s it. It’s really simple.

Based on this answer, I’m beginning to suspect that there is one very important bit of terminology we may be misaligned on.

Every file with a PHP, HTML, CSS or JS extension is a “code file”.

When we say “code”, we mean “programming code”. Programming code provides computer instructions that are executed by the server, which provide the functionality of your website. Programming code is stored as text data in files, which is written in a programming languages (like PHP).

Everything in the WordPress zip file is “code” and most files on your hosting accounts are “code” as well. Those tens of files and folders you looked through? They are all website code.

It’s not like an “access code” or license key or a single piece of data found somewhere in your website.

Does this bit of information help you make sense of the article?


OK thanks everyone assisting here, first,… I wouldn’t anyone loose time and finish nervous… I know the base of informatic programs and files are code looking visual different things,
and I’ ve seen are all files encoded…

This is the answer to my question :“The WordPress code of your website” = the WordPress installation files that should be located in the htdocs directory of your website."
It’s misleading the article, looks you have to find a specific code… It’ s all codes… Why they should underline that you need the code website… Well… I was not understanding…

So the article means just to overwrite the fresh wpzip unzipped on httdoc… Wow…


1 Like

My assumption was that it’s clear that “website code” and “website files” are the same thing. Apparently, that’s not clear enough.

It’s an unfortunate pitfall if you’re writing an article as an expert. It’s sometimes hard to imagine what people earlier in the learning process know already and don’t yet know.

I’ve rewritten the article a bit so it doesn’t use the word “code” anymore, in case anyone else shares your confusion.

Yep! It’s really that simple!


Wow… OK l do it… Thanks, really kind, probably happens a lot what you say…

I don’t recall anyone else having reported this issue with the topic as well. But you never know how many people didn’t understand the article but didn’t bother to ask about it either.


Listen, I tryed to do it, monsta ftp doesn’t upload folders with my browser, zip to unxipe stop halpf way, so l 've found filezilla for android, the set up I’d different from the instructions l read, it’s like these screenshot

Homepage , and clicking on “new”: looks like this:

How to set it, please? Name and address…?

Don’t upload a zip file. Extract the zip on your computer, then upload the resulting files. If you don’t want to use the online file manager, try FileZilla.

I have never used a mobile app for FTP, and quite frankly, I don’t think it’s a good idea.


Yes l know… But is what I have…
I should use another browser too… Cause these don’t support uploading folders…

I am a bit confused. If you don’t have a computer you can use, you can still unzip the files on your mobile device and upload them over the online file manager.


Eh… FileZilla is a desktop FTP client, not a mobile one. I don’t know what exactly you installed, but I guarantee you that it’s not an official copy of FileZilla. Most likely it’s completely different software, which means our instructions can’t be applied to it exactly.

I agree with what Greenreader9 says: if you have any ability to use a desktop-like device (PC or laptop) instead, please use it. All Android FTP clients I’ve used are horrible and the overall experience of website development on a phone is extremely unpleasant in my opinion.


This topic was automatically closed 7 days after the last reply. New replies are no longer allowed.