How to Increase the Maximum File Upload Size in WordPress

htaccess method

Open or create the .htaccess file in the root folder and add the following code:

php_value post_max_size 64M

If you get an internal server error 500, use one of the methods below.

Use cpanel

If you have cpanel available:

  1. Open cpanel. To do so, open your browser and go to www.mywebsite.com/cpanel.
  2. Go to PHP Configuration.
  3. Press edit custom php.ini
  4. Set upload_max_filesize to 64M
  5. Press Apply changes

Upload file into Media Library using FTP

If everything else fails, you can use the Add From Server plugin. “Add From Server” is a quick plugin which allows you to import media & files into the WordPress uploads manager from the Webservers file.

Contact your hosting provider

If ftp is not available, then contact your hosting provider and ask them to change these 2 lines in php.ini:

upload_max_filesize = 64M
post_max_size = 64M

Learning Resources

How to Increase the Maximum File Upload Size in WordPress

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