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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Copyright 2014- David Anderson
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Standard WordPress plugin installation:
- Search for “Upload Larger Plugins” in the WordPress plugin installer
- 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 for someone to extend it to do so; but I personally have no need for that use case.
Contributors & Developers
“Upload Larger Plugins” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
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1.7 – 08-Aug-2022
- TWEAK: Add missing “Text Domain” header to plugin to facilitate translations
1.6 – 14-Dec-2020
- TWEAK: Added a warning on the upload widget if the system temporary directory is not writable.
- TWEAK: Changed the translation domain used to match the plugin slug, so that wordpress.org translation is now possible
1.5 – 13-Aug-2020
- Compatibility: Add support for WP 5.5’s new “update a plugin via uploading a zip” functionality
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
1.0 – 21-May-2014
- First version