Upload Larger Plugins

Description

This plugin replaces the built-in WordPress plugin uploader with one that allows you to upload a plugin of any size.

This is something you might need if your web hosting has a low maximum file upload limit (some default PHP installs have 2MB), and the plugin you wish to install is too large for this.

It accomplishes this task by replacing WordPress’s default plugin uploader with a more sophisticated component that can upload larger files in chunks. You just install this plugin, activate it, and that’s it – you can now get back to the real work.

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License

Copyright 2014- David Anderson

MIT License:

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining
a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the
“Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including
without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish,
distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to
permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to
the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be
included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF
MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND
NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE
LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION
OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION
WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

Screenshots

  • New plugin uploading widget - accepting plugin zips of any size

Installation

Standard WordPress plugin installation:

  1. Search for “Upload Larger Plugins” in the WordPress plugin installer
  2. Click ‘Install’

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Standard WordPress plugin installation:

  1. Search for “Upload Larger Plugins” in the WordPress plugin installer
  2. Click ‘Install’
Where are the configuration settings?

There are none. If the plugin is active, then it will replace the upload widget on the Plugins -> Upload configuration page in your WordPress dashboard. That is all.

Does this plugin also enable the upload of larger themes?

No. It would not be a huge job to extend it to do so; but I have no reasons for doing that presently.

Reviews

YES!

Stuck trying to load a large plugin (4.9mb) to clients site.
Got a max file size error in php.ini
Site hosted on GoDaddy, with a 2MB upload limit, and I did not have easy access to client’s cPanel account and honestly I did not want to mess with any code in clients hosting backend.
This plugin worked perfectly.
Thank you.

Saved my bacon!

Had a particularly difficult hosting situation and this plugin saved my ham when trying to upload an 8MB pluign.

Awesome Plugin

Very awesome plugin. Used it on the google engine wordpress platform and worked fine since I had issues with increasing max file upload

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Contributors & Developers

“Upload Larger Plugins” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.4.1 – 17-Sep-2016

  • Compatibility: Make the plugin work again after WP 4.6.1 introduced an incompatibility

1.4 – 01-Aug-2016

  • Compatibility: Compatible with the forthcoming WP 4.6

1.3 – 28-Jul-2016

  • Compatibility: Preparations for compatibility with the forthcoming WP 4.6

1.2 – 11-Feb-2015

  • Fixed: Now works on WP 3.6 (and probably earlier)
  • Tweak: Add some extra permissions checks (believed to be redundant – no security issue known)

1.1 – 30-May-2014

  • Only load this plugin’s JavaScript on the relevant page

1.0 – 21-May-2014

  • First version