How to Upload Large Images in WordPress
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How to Upload Large Images in WordPress


Recently, one of our users asked us how they can upload large images in WordPress. Many users see an error when trying to upload larger images in WordPress. This is due to the file size limit.

In this article, we will show you how to fix this and upload large images in WordPress.

Why You Cannot Upload Large Images in WordPress?

Your WordPress hosting provider may have configured their servers in a way that place a reasonable limit on file upload sizes. You can see this limit by visiting Media » Add New page.

If the limit is lower than the file you are trying to upload, then you will see an error like this: ‘ filename.jpg exceeds the maximum upload size for this site’. Another issue which may stop you from uploading large image files is memory limit.

By default, your WordPress site is allowed to use a reasonable amount of memory. When a script runs for too long and exhausts the defined memory limit, then you will see an error.

If you’re encountering either of these errors, then this article will help you fix that so you can easily upload large files to WordPress.