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I really love using SVG images as I can scale them as big or as small as I want. However, WordPress won't allow me to upload them using the media uploader. How can I change this?

media uploader error

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You need to filter the allowed upload file types and add the SVG filetype to the list:

function allow_svg_upload_mimes( $mimes ) {
    $mimes['svg'] = 'image/svg+xml';
    return $mimes;
add_filter( 'upload_mimes', 'allow_svg_upload_mimes' );

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