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Could not connect to server.

This is the what I get when trying to connect to Filezilla using the username and password provided to me by WordPress. Error: Connection timed out after 20 seconds of inactivity Error: Could not connect to server

Any suggestions?

1 Answer

Jonathan Grieve
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 91,250 Points

Hi James.

Fillzilla doesn't connect you to WordPress itself but it's the way you transfer your WordPress files over to your web host where your WordPress site will eventually live.

I'm not precisely sure what stage you're at but if you're trying to connect your files to a database you should try and contact your web host.

To make sure your site connects you'll need

a mySQL username a mySQL database password and a database name.

This is separate from your WordPress login information.

You'll get a wordpress username which you choose yourself and a default password.

Hope this helps :)