File type does not meet security guidelines (4 posts)

  1. tnobs
    Posted 7 years ago #


    I have two different users on my blog (2.7.wp), one is an "administrator", the other one is in a "editor" role.

    With the administrator role I'm able to upload a *.flv file to the media library through the normal post editor, but if I try to upload the flv file with the "editor" user, I get this error message:

    File type does not meet security guidelines. Try another.

    How can I allow the "editor" to upload a flv file, without upgrading him to an administrator.
    In the wp_usermeta table, there is a field called "wp_user_level", where the admin has 10, and the editor has 7. I tried it also with 8 and 9 for the "editor" role, didn't work either.

    There are some other posts about it, put in the new version, you can't go to MIME-TYPE settings, and I don't want to change some core files, because through an upgrade those get probably overwritten, don't they?


  2. WordPress has a whitelist of file types that it trust.

    If you want to extend this list you need to install a plugin such as my WordPress mime-config plugin this will allow you to add extra file types to the whitelist.

    Hope that helps.

  3. yesmaybe
    Posted 6 years ago #

    thanks for the help with the mime-config plugin. I solved my issue my installing the http://dd32.id.au/wordpress-plugins/add-from-server/ so I could upload .flv file through ftp.

  4. kaifanun
    Posted 6 years ago #

    add from server gives the same error and the file is flv. It is already white listed.

    Any other ideas? I'm using IIS and wordpress2.85


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