To upload a file from your computer's files to your web site. Left click once with the mouse and highlight a file (or hold down control or shift and select multiple files) in the left panel. Once highlighted, click the "right arrow" button to copy the file(s) from your computer into your your web site's files. That is all there is to it.
Reverse this process to download a file from your web sites files to your computer. Highlight the file on the right panel and then click the "left arrow" button to copy the file from the web site to your computer.
You can open directories by double clicking on them in either panel. You might have a directory called "images" and would like to place another image into that directory. Just double click and open the directory, find the file to be placed in that directory, then upload or download the image file into that directory. This works the same for uploading or downloading into any of your directories in either panel.
Double clicking on a selected file will upload or download it without using the "arrow" buttons in the center of the two panels.
Use the Control key with the left mouse click to highlight multible random files in the same directory (You can jump around the directory and select different files before uploading or downloading them).
Use the Shift key with the left mouse button to highlight multible files in a column in the same directory. Left click to highlight the first file, hold Shift and then left click on the last file in the column and all the files in between will be highlighted and ready to upload or download.
If your FTP connection has timed out (you will hear an "uohh" sound when you attempt to upload or download) just hit the "Connect" button and re-establish your connection.
When you upload or download a file, remember, it will "overwrite " any file with that same name in that same directory (without warning). So if you do not want to "overwrite" a file, rename your file to something else before uploading or downloading it.
For example: If I want to look at a "test" index.html page up on the internet, I will rename the file "indextest.html", so this way my original index.html will not be overwritten before I want it to be.
For more advanced users, to get to the Chmod option in WS_FTP LE, left click and highlight a file or directory in the right panel (the web site files), once highlighted, then right click on that file to see the option to Chmod.
If you have the FTP program open and you have created a new file with your computer, then saved it in the directory that you have opened in the program. It will be necessary to "Refresh" the left panel (the computers files) to see that new file in that directory. Use the "Refresh" button to do this.