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  • Resolved studinfo


    hello, i have problem when i upload big pictures in media, it has written HTTP error. i change theme. when i used old theme , i had not this problem, but now i have. pls help me.

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  • Is this on a WordPress Multisite? Multisite does have a max file size upload settings.

    When you go into the Multisite Site Admin section, click Network Settings in the Dashboard and scroll down. There is a setting for max upload file size and Site upload space.

    If you have already have a large value there then your server is preventing the upload because it exceeded the file size limit. Are you on a shared host? You’ll need to edit the relevant sections of PHP.ini.

    it is my site – . i think i have problem since i upgrade wordpress 3.8

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


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    Is a Multisite instance of WordPress?

    Http errors like that are … crappy. And not generally Multisite related (Multisite will tell you it’s too big).

    Check your TMP folder (or ask your host to) and see if it’s full. That’s normally the cause. Also check your server’s error logs.

    And you said you did not have the problem on an older theme, so it’s POSSIBLE the new theme is conflicting with the uploader. If so, there’s nothing to do but use a different theme :/

    now i think it cause of wordpress 3.8 . i have not problem with small image. when uplaod big size image, it is http error and image has only 1 wigth and high, when i change it, it fix.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


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    It’s not WordPress it’s your server. Yaaaaay.

    Check your TMP folder (or ask your host to) and see if it’s full. That’s normally the cause. Also check your server’s error logs.

    Do that. I betcha that temp is full.

    thank. i have sent mail to my hosting provider ) godaddy always have some problem :S

    It’s WordPress in my case. Resize photos to less than 500 pixels wide sometimes helps. It’s been a problem for thousands of users since the upgrade to 3.8.

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    🏳️‍🌈 Halfelf Rogue & Plugin Review Team Rep

    It’s not WordPress.

    I mean… it is but it’s not. Your problem is with LARGE images your SERVER is running out of room to manipulate it, and SOME servers aren’t as good about emptying the temp folder as others 🙂

    It’s kind of like saying the traffic jam is why you ran out of gas. It’s true, but it’s not the full picture.

    I had the same/similar problem, but when upgrading from 3.7 to 3.8. In WP 3.7, the images I had been uploading were 1000px square, and never more than 1MB. This worked fine.

    After upgrading to 3.8, the files needed to be MUCH smaller (100px square) in order to successfully upload.

    I raised the server’s php.ini “memory_limit” from 32MB to 64MB and restarted Apache. This totally solved the problem. Hope this helps someone else.

    Never had any problem to upload large images (1500x900px always under 1MB). Since the upgrade to 3.8 I have an HTTP Error. Still no problem for small images under 800px.
    It’s a problem for I was using HD Backgrounds for my pages…
    I can’t change the php.ini (1&1, I know don’t laugh 😉

    Any solution on the way?

    To those who call, “It’s not wordpress” – what server issues are they, that so neatly coincide for so many, to the change of WP versions. My server (Hostpapa) tells me there is no issue (I don’t believe them.)

    I don’t care where the problems lie; we can’t go on for weeks without solutions.
    Thanks all, for all your efforts.

    Hey everyone, I had this same problem and stumbled across a small fix that will hopefully help a few.

    I was getting the same exact error message as @studinfo ‘s screen shot when uploading large image files (Tested with 4.9 – 9mb files). The image would fully upload, then a few seconds later return the error. I used the “Resize Image After Upload” Plugin on one of my subdomains and when I tried uploading the images there it worked great.

    Plugin site,

    Hope this helps.

    *For multisite users. Make sure your network settings are set to allow large file uploads. I believe fresh installs are set to a 1mb file upload limit.

    My site; WordPress 3.8.1 Multisite with BuddyPress 1.9.2.

    Hi BackpackersUnion

    Thanks for the plugin tip. It worked a treat for me (on a non-multisite installation)

    Sorry to revive this post but this is a weird issue (I also have).
    Since I started with a fresh WP8, I can’t say it was working before 8.
    I cannot even upload a 7kB without getting “HTTP error”, sometimes it goes through and freeze on “crunching”, and only once it went through without errors.
    No plugins involved here (everything switched off). Web server is LiteSpeed. I can’t access ini and conf files.

    I dug a little bit:
    Files are in fact uploaded (visible via FTP in wp-content/uploads/2014/03 for instance).
    When trying to upload with the alternative old “browser uploader”, I get a 503 error message from server, but only AFTER the file is uploaded on server.
    Thumbnails are not created or image resized (using above plugin).

    There might be a misunderstanding about upload limit:
    It is not from Site settings > Site Upload Space Quota but from Network Settings > Max upload file size (1MB by default, maybe reset at WP8 update?).

    BTW, even if the image is not processed and throw HTTP error, it is added to Library and you can still add this image to posts and see them via frontend!
    I think something bad happens between Library and thunmbnails creation 🙁

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