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Increase max upload size… editing php.ini seemingly doesn't work!

  • danielhenrythomas


    Hello friends,

    I am using WordPress 3.3.1 on a GoDaddy Linux Server…

    If I use an FTP program (like FileZilla) to upload files myself, there is no limit whatsoever to the size of a file that can be uploaded…

    Nevertheless, if I try to use WordPress to upload images, it has a limit of only 2MB per file… it works fine for low resolution images, but if for whatever reason I want to upload images with higher resolution, this limit becomes too low…

    I have read some forum threads, and I have already tried to edit the php.ini file in my server, where it says upload_max_filesize = something

    but it doesn’t matter what value I put there, if it is upload_max_filesize = 64M or more… within WordPress, it will always say “max upload size 2 MB”…

    therefore, I am beginning to think that the values within the php.ini files are actually making no difference, and that there might be some other variable within WordPress itself, setting up this limit…

    does anyone have any idea or advise in this sense?

    thank you !!!

    greetings from Costa Rica !!!

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  • Try changing post_max_size as well.

    If that doesn’t work, then you’ll have to ask our hosts. They might not allow you to override PHP configurations with your own php.ini file.

    It’s not a WordPress limit.



    Thank you immensely for your kind response…

    I tried that too, and it didn’t make a difference…

    When uploading images, WordPress still says: max upload 2MB

    At least now I know that this is not some variable within the WordPress release… si I am beginning that it might be the other possibility that you suggest: maybe GoDaddy doesn’t allow me to override their PHP configurations.

    The funny thing is that, if one uses directly some FTP program, then there seems to be no limit whatsoever… as I have already uploaded some very large files…

    Of course, I always have the choice to lower the resolution of the images a bit, so they are less than 2MB each… also, I can FTP them directly… but it would’ve been nice to use the WordPress uploader, because it works automatically creating thumbnails and so on, and it is so easy afterwards to insert a gallery in just a snap…

    Anyway, thank you again for your help…

    As we say in Costa Rica: Pura Vida

    Yes FTP uses a different technology and isn’t affected by the PHP configuration.

    You can upload the large files manually using FTP, then use the following plugin to get them into your media library.





    after trying this plugin “Add From Server”, I must that it works indeed beautifully… awesome!!!

    by following your advise, I shall never again feel concerned about WordPress and PHP server limitations…

    thank you so very much !!!

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