Recently there are more and more people using AWS (Amazon Web Services) to run wordpress sites. Unlike self hosting solution, it is not so straight forward to download wordpress files if you are using AWS. But in this post, I am going to share with you a solution / workaround.

Solution: Use File Manager Plugin.

The solution is to install the plugin – file manager (download link here) so that you can upload and download files in your wordpress dashboard without logging into FTP. The following is how it looks like after you install the plugin File Manager.

Once you activated the plugin, you can upload or download any files even without any FTP accounts =)

Hope this is useful if you are having headache how to download wordpress files in your AWS.

P.S. This solution is also useful if are using self-hosted solution but have forgotten your cpanel login details. This is a temporary workaround.