WordPress File Manager

Manage all directory files and folders without leaving WordPress dashboard


Manage your WordPress files better

You can copy, paste, create an archive, download, upload, edit, delete, preview, duplicate, and get info of the WordPress configuration and directory files without FTP access.

Intuitive file management

Right-click to access quick operations

Drag & drop interface
Smart context menu
Built-in integrated development environment
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Advanced settings

Right-click to access quick operations

Set default root path and .htaccess
Set maximum file size limits
Customize access rights for different user roles
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Did you know?

More than 700,000 WordPress websites were attacked during September 2020.

Malicious bots are looking to exploit vulnerable versions of WP file manager plugins.

Fortunately, Filester comes with this vulnerability fixed!

Filester poses no risk to you, so rest assured!


Handle files and folders on a remote server

Copy, move, upload, create folder/file, rename, etc.

Flexible configuration

Access rights, upload file types, user interface and others

User authority settings

File extensions to be uploaded, .htaccess file visibility, root path access

Clean UI/UX

Productivity-driven and user-friendly design

Create/extract archives

.zip, .rar, .xz, .tar, .gzip


Have a sneak view of standard files

RTL supported

Hebrew, Arabic, Persian, Kurdish, etc.

Your languages supported

Use Filester in your languages. Just one click to install and you don’t have to look up any word.

And much more

Other features

Local file system

Simple client-server API based on JSON

List and icon view

Multi-root support

Hidden files/folders options

Set hidden files for other users

Root path for each user role

Easy to navigate

6 themes for your preferred interface

New feature wanted?

Please leave us feedback if you need any features that are not already included in the premium version. And we can develop them in the next versions JUST FOR YOU!

How it works?

This plugin creates a new menu File Manager in your WordPress dashboard. From then on, you can view all server files, configuration files, and media files on your current WordPress website.

Since the tool comes with a drag-and-drop editor, modifying your core files or any template files would be handy.


With the advanced code editor, you can easily change the core files. You also have total control over the files and can perform tasks like moving, copying, uploading, renaming, duplicating, deleting, and so on.


You can edit the .htaccess file of your WordPress or WooCommerce installation. The .htaccess file can be found under where you have installed the CMS. Hence, go to the directory where you have installed the WordPress CMS.

Here’s another situation where Filester can get helpful. If you are experiencing any issues with a specific plugin and need support from the official team, you should send the particular plugin’s files.


By default, WordPress won’t allow such things. The only thing you can do is check out the plugin’s files through the editor.


You should get Filester when you need to download specific plugin's ZIP file to your local storage.

All webmasters can also download WordPress media library using Filester download options as well.

Have ideas for Filester?

That’s brilliant! We’re open to constructive requests and suggestions.

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Real users. Real reviews

Meet the people who chose Filester for WordPress


I’m a WP dev working on a site without FTP and this is invaluable.

It provided a proper text-editor-like experience and didn’t have any problem editing files with its ACE editor, writing hundreds of lines of code through this little plugin. I didn’t get FTP from this particular site in question, but have managed to do everything I wanted with it without hitting paywalls or annoying stuff. It’s rare that I like a plugin this much.

Elementor user



Brilliant Plugin that is so much better than the standard File manager.

This plugin is very useful and it’s amazing the fact that the entire thing is free with all the premium features that others would charge for included.

I would like to thank the team for their immediate support, too, which was above and beyond what was required.

Thanks Ninja Team for providing such an invaluable plugin and for being so supportive 🙂




Flexible customization, helpful support.






Great Plugin, Fantastic Support.

I’ve found this plugin to be super useful for managing my uploads directory and other tasks. Easy to use and the support team is very quick and to the point in providing help. Highly recommended!

WooCommerce user


Millions downloads from WordPress directory

We got 500,000+ downloads and 50,000+ active installations


Yes. You can click on any folder / file to preview or edit its content. The file will be opened in a pop-up, so you can make changes and save it.

Yes, Filester is totally free and full-fledged with premium features. You won’t be asked to upgrade to any pro versions. We make it free because we think every WordPress user deserves file manager resources.

Feel free to reach us at Ninja Team Support Center

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Filester plugin helps you easily manage WordPress files so that you don’t have to access directories via FTP or cPanel.