I needed to upload a number of photo's from Lightroom to an FTP server. What I didn't want to do was export to file and then upload using a standalone FTP client. Why make more work than is required?
It seems strange that there is no FTP export plugin as a standard part of Lightroom 2. There is FTP capability from the Web module but this is not what I was after.
Well it seems that the solution is really quite simple. The Lightroom 2 SDK (Software Development Kit) has some sample scripts. Guess what, one of the sample scripts is an FTP upload export plugin. Just what I has looking for
The SDK can be found at - here it includes installation instructions for plugins.