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  • Ok. I know this has been covered in countless articles. But I still cannot get this to work. I am trying to upload MP3 files. They are generally 80-100MB in size. It is for a podcast. I have read all the articles that tell me to change the PHP.ini file. Here is what I currently have in the file as it pertains to uploads.

    memory_limit = 100M
    upload_max_filesize = 100M
    post_max_size = 200M
    file_uploads = On

    When I try the drag and drop multi file way, I get an error telling me the files are too big. Cannot exceed 32MB. When I try the browser upload through my file system way, The page churns for a minute and then I get a page that say “Are you sure you want to do this, Try again.”

    My site is hosted on GoDaddy. They have provided me articles with the same answers. I am stumped. What am I missing?


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  • Ok. I now added

    define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '250M');

    to the wp-config file. It now shoes the process of uploading. It shows the percentage progress in my browser. But when it finishes, there is no media in my library. And the are no MP3 files in the uploads folder in the file system.

    What gives?

    PHP memory has nothing to do with uploaded file sizes – except when processing images. Set the memory down to something reasonable – such as 64M – and then see

    Thank you. Thank plug in worked. I still don’t understand why the changes I made in the code did not work.

    Because you were just increasing the processing memory available to your site. That has nothing to do with the max size of uploaded files.

    So how do you make this work?

    For files of the size of yours. I think FTP and that plugin is the best way to do it. If you were running your own server, you could amend the php.ini file to use something like upload_max_filesize = 120M but it is not an approach I would recommend on a shared server.

    ok. Thanks again.

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