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[resolved] How to set a filesize restriction (4 posts)

  1. cyrax83
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Is there a way to specify a size restriction? E.g. not allowed to upload an image greater than 500kb?

    E.g. if a user tries to upload a 50mb image file, I don't want the server to use bandwidth on it. It should spit out an error straight away



  2. jaruzelskee
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Same question here.

  3. Jake Goldman
    10up Engineer
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    It is subject to any file size restriction set by PHP or your server.

    Keep in mind that you should not need to worry about bandwidth: the plug-in automatically rescales your image to a requested size on the server. A 50mb image (which could only happen, given the supported file formats, with a MASSIVELY high resolution image) scaled to, say 32x32px upon request, would be pretty low bandwidth. The original file would never be served - only used to generate the various requested sizes. Since disk space is not at a premium on my most hosts (and if it is, there are usually small server-enforced sizes), I don't see this problem as a major issue.

    I strongly believe in simple plug-ins that don't litter WordPress with settings options, and I think it's a small niche that's concerned about huge JPG images being uploaded for avatars. That said, I'll strive to add a filter allowing developers to enforce avatar sizes in the next update.

  4. DeanGrey
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I had the same issue and a workaround I found is to use the "WP Image Size Limit" plugin. It does effect all image upload attempts though. The only drawback I saw when I tried to use it in conjunction with Goldman's plugin is that it removes the avatar that the person already had when it fails.

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