weather or not you're hosting a website on a Mac OSX being able to transfer file to and from your Mac web server is essential for web developers/designers, and since a word press site needs to able FTP updates to your word press sites. Might as well enable it anyway by following these simple steps:
>Open up the terminal.
-> enter the following command to turn on FTP for mac:
sudo -s launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ftp.plist
-> or to turn it off enter the following:
sudo -s launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ftp.plist
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