Provide secure FTP to Resources folder, WebDav is too slow and unreliable
File upload via the main files 'widget' is slow and cumbersome, and WebDav uploads are very slow, and often unreliable. Secure FTP should be straightforward to implement, and would make life much simpler when managing large numbers of files.
Jessica Jones commented
Use case for why FTP is needed: I am cleaning up the files section and am removing old files. I have to download and delete hundreds of photos one by one.
Ben Howes commented
I need this facility to be improved for uploading an online journal consisting of 800 files in 40Mb. It takes hours and often fails to connect it stalls mid-transfer. File transfer is a basic requirement of website hosting and this area really needs development. Thanks
Still haven't been able to get WebDAV to work after multiple attempts on different computers. Is there any other way to manage movement of a large number of files. We need to remove prior year files to make room for current and upcoming year.
WebDAV keeps asking me for my credentials to connect but then never completes. I then get error message saying folder entered does not appear to be valid. HELP!!
VP Technology/Website BoardMember H commented
Download and upload is too darn slow using Webdav. The use case is FTPing into the WA backend to download a backup of the website, photos, and documents to either storage on your computer or NAS. FTP programs such as Filezilla also enable automated downloads and uploads for data backups.
Roger Brooks commented
Perhaps this is the wrong category, but it was the most appropriate one I could find. I f there is a better one, please move it accordingly.
Absent an alternative access (such as SFTP, as described in https://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308932-wishlist/suggestions/8849560-provide-secure-ftp-to-resources-folder-webdav-is) it would be nice if WebDAV access really worked as described in https://gethelp.wildapricot.com/en/articles/198#win8. There, it says, "You can access this drive in the future under the This PC or Computer listing in Windows Explorer." However, in my experience, this link only works in the session in which it was created, and must be recreated in each new Windows session. The advice "check the Remember my credentials checkbox" is therefore pointless. This has been a known problem for over a year.
Robin Sapiro commented
There is a web application called MultiCloud.
With that you can set up scripts to run every so often that will pull data from say Dropbox and then use WebDav to push to specified directory in WA.
Obviously it can run in the other direction as well.
Then you can take this a step further and use Integromat or whatever to populate your Dropbox directory with data that you have created by some other automated process
Hi I upload mostly pdf documents for our technical library. But I also periodically download the entire resources folder in order to mirror it off-line, and provide a detailed search facility (including content) on all the contents of the resources folder.
All the best
AdminEvgeny Zaritovskiy (VP Technology of Wild Apricot by Personify, Wild Apricot by Personify) commented
What is your key scenario to use FTP / WebDAV? Uploading picture? Something else?