3 Ways to Increase the Maximum File Upload Size in WordPress – WordPress Tutorial

By | February 21, 2021

WordPress only allows us to upload 2M file defaultly. Here is an example:

Increase the Maximum File Upload Size in WordPress

However, if you plan to upload large file, how to do? In this tutorial, we will introduce you 3 ways to increase the maximum file upload size in WordPress.

Method 1: Edit .htaccess

You can add code below in your wordpress .htaccess file.

# END WordPress
php_value upload_max_filesize 512M
php_value post_max_size 512M
php_value max_execution_time 300
php_value max_input_time 300

In this method, we will make wordpress upload 512M file.

We have tested this method, it works. Here is an example:

Increase the Maximum File Upload Size to 512M in WordPress

Method 2: Edit wordpress theme functions.php

We can paste code below to make wordpress be able to upload 512M file.

@ini_set( 'upload_max_size' , '512M' );
@ini_set( 'post_max_size', '512M');
@ini_set( 'max_execution_time', '300' );

Method 3: Edit php.ini file

We also can eidt php.ini file to change the wordpress upload size limitation.

Here is an example:

memory_limit=1024M
post_max_size=512M
upload_max_filesize=512M 
max_execution_time=300
max_input_time=300

You should notice: we may need to restart apache to make php.ini works.

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