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  • Hey

    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?


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  • Sorry for the double post, but I had some network problems…

    I am having the same problem. I am able to upload on outlook msg file as admin but not as a normal (editor) user.

    I have made the necessary changes to the wp-includes/functions.php file. and I know it has the potential to work since admin is able to upload msg files.

    What do I need to do for WordPress 2.7 to allow regular users to upload files.


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