A common problem I see in the WordPress user community is that larger images, themes and plugins can’t be uploaded from within WordPress due to the error: “exceeds the maximum upload size for this site”. Today I’ll show you how you can increase your upload limit to allow for the upload sizes you need. The Root Of The Problem Why in blazes does this happen anyhow? It’s important to understand that this is usually not a WordPress issue. In most cases the maximum upload size is a server-level setting which also means that you can’t resolve it from within WordPress. This limit exists for security and efficiency’s sake. It prevents users from flooding your site with huge video uploads and grinding your servers to a halt. I think that’s fair enough, but nowadays a default upload of 2MB (an amount many servers default to) just doesn’t cut it, let’s see how we can go about increasing it. Increasing The Maximum Upload Size There are three basic ways you can go about solving this issue. I’ll start with the two easiest ones, then move on to changing the server settings yourself – there are a number of options here as well. Increase Upload Size Limit In a Multisite Install If you are running a
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