Unsafe Mimetypes allows users to define extra media types not allowed by the standard WordPress installation. Users will often encounter the message ‘Sorry, this file type is not permitted for security reasons.’
This plugin allows the site admin to upload and distribute files other than the basic set WordPress allows by default. This plugin allows the user to define a list of extensions they wish to allow. Administrators can choose to allow only Administrators or all Media Uploaders to be able to add the defined types to the library.
Note: This plugin does not permit the user to change the maximum upload size, which may be needed for large multimedia files.
Currently, the interface offers English and Spanish versions. Spanish translation by Mariana.
- unpack the zip file to your
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- Once I’ve added a filetype to the whitelist, can I then use the WordPress media manager to include uploaded files in my Post/Page?
Yes. This is the expected usage. The author uses it to distribute
.flacaudio files, as part of a post.
- Is is safe to allow users to upload `php` files?
Never do this unless you’re using it to upload your own
phpfiles, you’re admin, and you know the risks involved.
Contributors & Developers
“Unsafe Mimetypes” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
- Fixed a deployment issue
- Fixed a versioning issue #4
- Tested and supported with WP4.1
- Fixed development URL: https://github.com/ldrumm/wordpress-unsafe-mimetypes
- refixed sickiness issue, when creating new installations.
- corrected issue with translation.
- improved settings update logic
- fixed stickiness of admin/editor permissions in admin interface (report:jswagner)
- added option to allow the builtin allowed types (all uploaders)(report:jswagner)
- small cleanups in readme.txt
- added extra screenshot.
- First public release.