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Removing Upload Limiting Code (4 posts)

  1. alanchrishughes
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I've been reading about this problem for probably over a year and it doesn't usually affect me because I usually just upload my files with Filezilla,but on projects I want people to be able to directly upload files themselves while posting.

    There still doesn't seem to be any logical solution or reason in the first place why there is a built in limit on uploads, but does anybody know where this code is so everyone can just delete it already?

    I've Google'd and Yahoo'd this and came across quite a few "solutions" but it is always a bunch of code someone wrote to undo the bunch of code someone else wrote and you end up with a bunch of code running to do nothing. I just want to wipe it all out. I don't need WordPress to limit my uploads or re-compress my files.

    I guess I could see the need for a plugin for some administrators maybe who want to control what all their users can do, but a forced built in compressing and upload limiting feature with no options makes me want to bang my head off the wall.

    So if you missed it the first time in all my crying here, I'm just looking to see if anybody knows where this code is so I can just delete it.

    Thanks.

  2. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    There still doesn't seem to be any logical solution or reason in the first place why there is a built in limit on uploads

    Limits on upload size are usually determined by your host. These limits in general are determined by the following settings, located in php.ini. ( a server side configuration file for php)

    ; Maximum allowed size for uploaded files.
    upload_max_filesize = 2M

    ; Maximum size of POST data that PHP will accept.
    post_max_size = 8M

    If you have access to this file - ie... you have control of the server - you can change these settings to whatever you like.

    If you do not manage your own server, some hosts allow you to alter these settings using your own version of a php.ini file in your account. You should ask your host if they support this feature.

    I don't need WordPress to limit my uploads or re-compress my files.
    I guess I could see the need for a plugin for some administrators maybe who want to control what all their users can do, but a forced built in compressing and upload limiting feature with no options makes me want to bang my head off the wall.

    WordPress isn't limiting your upload size. Your server configuration is.

    So if you missed it the first time in all my crying here, I'm just looking to see if anybody knows where this code is so I can just delete it

    There's nothing to delete. But here is lots of info on what you may or may not be able to do depending on your host and your environment.

    http://wordpress.org/search/upload+size++php.ini?forums=1

  3. alanchrishughes
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    How can these be problems with my server when they only happen if I am uploading with WordPress?

  4. ClaytonJames
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    WordPress adheres to the maximum file size upload limitations defined in the server side configuration file for PHP. This file is named php.ini. These are the rules controlling those parameters:

    ; Maximum allowed size for uploaded files.
    upload_max_filesize = 2M

    ; Maximum size of POST data that PHP will accept.
    post_max_size = 8M

    There are (usually) no limitations on the size of files that can be directly uploaded via FTP. The FTP transfer protocol does not rely on PHP, therefore it is not subject to its limitations. The same would apply to SSH and FTPS.

    [edit] .. and it's not a "problem" with the server, it's simply a configurable parameter, which happens to be set at 2MB by default.

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