OK, this problem crops up quite a bit in the forums but I'm still pretty perplexed as to why it's affected me.
My site has been live for a few months and has been working well up 'til now. When I attempt to upload an image to a post (1MB in size) I receive the following error when WordPress attempts to "crunch" the image:
Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 67108864 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 3072 bytes) in /home/serge870/public_html/wp-includes/media.php on line 254
Obviously indicating that memory limit has been exceeded. How is this possible? The image is only 1MB in size so shouldn't take very much memory to resize/process.
I have tried re-installing WordPress with no success. I am running the following plugins which have been installed since site launch with no problems:
- Contact Form 7
- Status Updater
- Twitter Widget Pro
- WP e-Commerce
Might it be some sort of caching issue as it's the first time it's happened for months? Any way to clear the cache?