When you clean as many sites as we do every day you start to come up with little tricks that help expedite the process, here is one where you can use FTP to your advantage.
This post will cover two features in FileZilla that any novice can quickly employ:
- Using Filters
- Using Comparisons
For those wondering I’m running FileZilla on MAC OS, version 3.6.0. But this goes back a couple different versions, it’s not a new feature. If you’re not the type who feels confident cleaning your own site, remember that we detect malware, fix hacks and prevent it from occurring regardless of platform (Ex: WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, or something else).
Filter Out the Noise
This is perhaps the coolest little tool. From time to time we have to download sites, although we prefer to work remotely, its inevitable. When we do we have to filter out all the non-essential data, not doing so would add way too much time to the entire process. Some sites like to bloat themselves with images and videos and backup zips – you get the point. So how to get around that?
Glad you asked….