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  • The message below is what I get when trying to upload a 14M flv file – Anybody know why and how I can fix it?

    This file is too big. Your php.ini upload_max_filesize is 250M.

    Please advise.


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  • So had you previously modified your php.ini file to allow for 250M? Seems strange that this limit does not allow for the 14M.

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    What is the max_post_size set to? Both of those need to be set higher for it to work. WordPress doesn’t tell you about max_post_size, but it does check it. I know, long standing bug.

    Where do I find max_post_size?


    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    To change the max_post_size value, you need to ask your hosting provider how to do that, as it depends on their setup.

    In my php.ini, the name of the other setting is post_max_size, not max_post_size

    Yeah I believe I’m having the same problem. I want to upload a video off my PC. It’s about 10MB in size. WP denies the upload saying it’s too big, but I don’t see why since my Website is on a Web host. I’m going to contact them about the max_post_size, or post_max_size. Hope they can help. Thanks dudes.


    It seems that your custom php.ini does not work. Hence, for that you need to either contact your hosting service provider or add this code in htaccess of your site/blog:

    php_value upload_max_filesize 20M
    php_value post_max_size 20M
    php_value max_execution_time 200
    php_value max_input_time 200


    Shane G.

    By the way I spoke with my Web host. In the php.ini file you have to increase the “post_max_size” & the “upload_max_filesize” values. So if the values are 2M, or 8M, you just change them to 32M each (M=MB).

    It sounds complicated, but if you have a good Web host, they’ll have a easy process set to help you out. Good luck!

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