FTP Website Manager

Allows easy uploading and updating of a Family Historian Website.

Please read the help for detailed instructions.

When run it builds a database of the pages and on a second run only uploads the pages which have changed.

Note: If you include the current date in the pages this will class as all pages having changed.

V1.1 Fix Module Loader problem
V1.2 If one File Fails give option to continue upload.
V1.3 Change ftp.lua module to use "PASV" for rootsweb. Fix "DELE" source 'no such file' error. Fix 'Cancel' from settings prompt. Handle subfolders. Allow prime ' in settings. Other minor fixes. All commented with -- V1.3 (Thanks Mike)

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I downloaded and installed the plugin and the plugin appeared in the plug in list. When I attempted to run it I had 

an error message-
This plugin requires md5 support, please click OK to download and install the module.
Clicking OK I get another error message -
...\Family Historian\Plugins\FTP Website Manager.fh_lua:449:module 'md5' not found:  ....
I am running FH V5.0.0 under Windows 7 using Parallels Desktop 6 on iMac computer.

Eric McMullin, June 27, 2012 at 9:57 am

The issue with Parallels,  suggests there was an issue downloading the additional modules required.  Please contact the Plugin Author for support.

Jane, June 27, 2012 at 1:15 pm

I have upgraded to Parallels Desktop 7 and successfully downloaded the missing module.

Eric McMullin, June 29, 2012 at 11:49 am

Unfortunately, when I run this plugin, it initially appears to work then suddenly pops up with:-

\Family Historian\Plugins\FTP Website Manager.fh_lua:148: LuaSQL: unrecognized token: "')".
Has anybody got a clue what the above means?

Craig Mollekin, December 8, 2012 at 4:22 pm


I'm trying to get the ftp plugin working.  The plugin fails to make the connection. The working settings from my existing ftp program FileZilla are:

Port: Blank
Default Remote Directory: /web
Logon Type: Normal
Password: ***

Can you think of anything that might be wrong?



Nick Shortland, April 22, 2013 at 11:41 am

Hello Jane

I've just downloaded this plugin and tried to run it but get the message "The plugin requires luasql support......" but when I click "ok" to download the module I get the error message "An error occurred in Download please try later." I am running FH on a mac via Crossover. Is this the problem?

Many thanks

Michael Chance, March 23, 2018 at 8:44 am