How to FTP Google Friend Connect Files

How to download and FTP the files needed to get Google Friend Connect up and running on your site

Google Friend Connect files are not easily downloaded due to the way Firefox drops them into your downloads folder. Here is a video, step by step How To Download / FTP Google Friend Connect Files that should solve this issue once and for all.

I hope this solves you problems / questions about GFC files and downloads quickly and easily.


12 comments on “How to FTP Google Friend Connect Files

  1. Margie D on said:

    Thank you for the instructional visuals on’ and explaining how’ the FTP Google Friend Connect Files work. This piece of information saves me valuable time..
    Sending Smiles:)
    Margie D

  2. Hi Chris

    I like your straightforward down-to-earth style, thank you for creating this video. I didn’t know how to do this and the Google Friend Connect thing is confusing the heck out of me!

    John O’Hara
    United Kingdom

  3. John, glad I could help. Great way to start the day with a comment like that.

    Cheers!

  4. In an answer to a question in email…

    What kind of host is it? Are you on GoDadaddy or are you on a CPanel host?

    If you are on a Cpanel host the root is the public_html file folder.

    The video covers this pretty clearly.

    If you can’t go to (using my site as an example) http://www.googlingsocial.com/rpc_relay.html

    or (again my site as an example) http://www.googlingsocial.com/canvas.html

    and see the files as blank pages, then the file is not in the right place.

    To test this simply replace my domain with yours.

    CALL you host, that is what they are there for, call them and ask where the root is and why the files are not found.

    You probably just put the files in the wrong place and a Cpanel host is real messy when you look
    at the files for the first time.

    GoDaddy, just go up the file tree as far as you can. When it won’t let you go farther, you are in the root.

    But above all, call your host tech support, it’s free and only takes a few seconds. Ask them if the files in question are in the root folder.

  5. First Google Friends Connect with 3D view mode:
    http://www.sponks.com/fans.php

  6. Hi Chris,
    I think my computer’s problem is the xml file? I don’t know which one to download to fix that. I downloaded the fireFTP but it’s not opening cuz of that.
    Any suggestion? Thanks.

  7. @Ron Jeremiah, What XML file? You are using Firefox right? FireFTP is a Firefox extension.

  8. fireFTP opened, Chris but i pick on the file and arrow is not going active to transfer the file to the right side where those empty boxes are. Why is that? Thank you…

  9. @Ron, You have to set the FTP username and password to log into the server where your site is hosted, correct?

    What is the URL of you site BTW?

  10. I tried my blogger blog to start up with which is: http://ronjeremiahshow-n-tell.blogspot.com
    When I logged in, I used my gmail email and pw and it didn’t say anything after that. O clicked on Tools on the fireFTP and all it had was import, export and a couple other things, nothing like the ones u have on your video tutorial. Thanks Chris.

  11. I tried my blogger blog to start up with which is: http://ronjeremiahshow-n-tell.blogspot.com
    When I logged in, I used my gmail email and pw and it didn’t say anything after that. O clicked on Tools on the fireFTP and all it had was import, export and a couple other things, nothing like the ones u have on your video tutorial. Thanks Chris.

  12. @Ron, I had a sneaky suspicion you were on Blogger, just add the Followers gadget, it is GFC and I did a quick how to here….

    http://www.googlingsocial.com/?p=210