How to edit .htaccess file without FTP access in WordPress

Looking to access your .htaccess file without FTP access on your WordPress website? All you may need to do is install a plugin to edit this on-site.

Accessing .htaccess without an FTP client

Yoast SEO has a great tool that allows you to not only SEO your website but access your .htaccess file too.

  1. Download and install Yoast SEO;
  2. After activating the plugin, navigate to the plugin’s settings page;
  3. Find the Tools page and click File Editor;
  4. Here you’ll an editable area that you can use to edit your .htaccess file.