How do I upload a text file to the root of my blog's domain?

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  • #851749

    vandiary
    Member

    Hi, I need to upload a text file to the root of my blog’s url domain for a verification application. Does anyone know how I can go about doing that? Thanks in advance!

    The blog I need help with is vandiary.com.

    #851887

    auxclass
    Member

    You don’t – no FTP access to any WordPress.COM blog.

    #851888

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    The site linked to your username is private.
    Thus it won’t be crawled by search engines.
    If you are asking about another site, then this may help:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/webmaster-tools/

    #851889

    vandiary
    Member

    But what if I have my own domain? (www.vandiary.com)

    #851890

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    If you are self-hosted, then you are in the wrong forum:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    But if you have domain mapping and are hosted here on wp.com, then auxclass is correct: no FTP access.

    #851891

    vandiary
    Member

    Thanks 1tess, I will be making the site public for the duration of the verification process. But right now I am just trying to figure out how to upload a .txt file to the root so the verification bot can find the .txt file under http://www.vandiary.com/verification.txt

    #851892

    raincoaster
    Member

    Applying your own domain to a WordPress.com blog doesn’t turn it in to a WordPress.ORG blog. You need to find offsite hosting for that.

    Also, no matter where you host, if your blog is private it cannot be Verified. That’s part of being Private.

    #851893

    1tess
    Moderator Emeritus

    Here is the info about domain mapping:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/domain-mapping/

    #851896

    auxclass
    Member

    And even if it is public:

    You don’t – no FTP access to any WordPress.COM blog.

    You can’t upload a txt file to your root

    #851899

    vandiary
    Member

    I see, thanks for the explanations, I guess I am out of luck then since my blog is currently hosted by wordpress.

    #851901

    raincoaster
    Member

    Even if your blog was hosted elsewhere, you can put all the code in your files you want, but if it’s Private the search engines will never see it. So they can never verify it.

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