I don’t know how to upload a new webpage onto my WordPress site!
- Youngandai.com is hosted by WordPress on a Google Cloud Compute virtual machine instance.
- This webpage’s files (HTML / CSS / JS) are already created by another website (carrd.co). I have them saved locally.
- I’d like to create my site to be https://youngandai.com/lifeflips.
What I’ve tried
- Tried to just upload files directly to my WordPress dashboard. I can upload certain files, like audio, text, video, pictures, etc. But not full webpages.
- I explored connecting to myPHPAdmin (http://youngandai.com/phpmyadmin). Not entirely sure about the concept of what this dashboard is. But I see a bunch of SQL databases that have stored my blogs, comments, and other data from my blog. But don’t see anything here where I can upload another webpage.
- Downloaded FireZilla to upload files. But I can’t connect to the server. I get these error messages:
- Error: Connection timed out after 20 seconds of inactivity
- Error: Could not connect to server
- This may be because I have some firewall settings blocking it. How do I unblock this?
Edit with Update
This blog helped me understand where my WordPress files are:
Specifically, for my version of WordPress (Click-to-deploy), the files are stored in path
/var/www/html on the server. From here, I know how to connect to my server with SCP and find this folder.
Lo and behold, here are all of my WordPress files!
After finding where all of my WordPress files are, I then followed this blog to create my webpage: https://www.templatemonster.com/blog/integrate-static-html-wordpress/
In short, I just have to create a new folder (
lifeflips). In here, I transferred all of my files (HTML / CSS / JS) directly with the
gcloud scp command.
Once those files are in there, actually I can directly just go to youngandai.com/lifeflips and see the page! Not sure how the backend logic works, but I don’t have to set up any other settings to make sure that re-direct happens. It just does.
Bonus: I didn’t have to deal with PHP either!
Many blogs gave instructions using an FTP client called FileZilla (or Cname for Windows users). I didn’t have to use this, since I could directly load files with my command line interface (
gcloud scp command).
The onepagezen.com blog also gave instrucitons for creating an SSH key. He uses a program called PuTTy, but Mac users don’t need this. You can already create your own SSH keys in the terminal using this command:
ssh-keygen -t rsa
Thanks to Patrick for the guidance on this issue!