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  • Many people seem to be having problems uploading images in WP 2.5. I was experiencing the same issue (HTTP error would appear after upload). It appears that culprit was my hosting company’s mod_security, which was blocking the flash uploader. Host was able to fix the problem by making a few changes to mod_security from their end.

    If you’re experiencing similar problems with upload, first read forum sticky on the subject and then you may want to contact your host about the mod_security issue.

    Hope this helps.

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  • You wouldn’t happen to know what the host changed w/ the mod_security settings, do you? I use BlueHost and they directed me to my php.ini file, but they weren’t sure what needed to be changed to make it work…

    I’ve tried the ‘solutions’ on but none worked.

    Any suggestions would be great.

    I tried some more ‘solutions’ – nothing’s worked so far. However, my host offers SimpleScripts. So I used it to install WP 2.5.1 – works like a charm. I don’t usually like ‘automated’ installs, but you can’t argue with results. Literally less than 2 minutes to install and set up – even created the database/admin user.

    So if anyone’s having troubles with their flash file uploader on a fresh WP install & your host has SimpleScripts set up, go for it.

    Hi, I have been having this problem too. I spoke to my host about it and was advised to create a .htaccess file containing the following:

    <IfModule mod_security.c>
    <Files async-upload.php>
    SecFilterEngine Off
    SecFilterScanPOST Off

    And to put the file in the wp-admin directory.

    The good news is it worked for me.

    BTW – This was on version 2.6.2

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