Last Updated on November 17, 2020 by Editor
My motivation to access remote files of a WordPress instance/website was to change password as I could not manage to change through the easier Forgot Password option. It became apparent that you need to connect with SSH (it is one click process on Lightsail), download and configure PuTTY (for getting private key), and FileZilla (to actually get hold of the files).
After accessing remote files, first I tried to change name of folder Plugin in a bid to disable all plugins. It was anticipated that if indeed any issue created out of iThemes security plugin, disabling will address. This did not work.
Next, I edited functions.php file under wp-content/themes/activated theme folder adding new password which did work.
In the process, I came to know about default email sending limitations on Lightsail and how to change that.
I am sharing screenshots of my own experience. I have attached relevant links for explanation.
My object to access remote files was to change password. I did this by editing functions.php file under wp-content/themes/Astra (activated theme) folder.
In the process, I came to know about outbound emails from the server being blocked by default. Here is the process I followed to remove the block: