Very software out there has a limit for character but I haven't seen any such limit for a post in WordPress. So I need to know if there is actually a Max character limit for a post in WordPress or not? If there is then what's the limit?

  • In what context? Per post? Per comment? What? Total database capacity? No offense but as written the question makes very little sense.
    – s_ha_dum
    Nov 22, 2015 at 21:28
  • Apologies!! I need to know character limit for Post in WordPress and I have also made changes in the question to make it more clear. Nov 22, 2015 at 21:32

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If you check the database description you'll see that the post content column is longtext, which is:

A TEXT column with a maximum length of 4,294,967,295 or 4GB (232 − 1) characters. The effective maximum length is less if the value contains multibyte characters. The effective maximum length of LONGTEXT columns also depends on the configured maximum packet size in the client/server protocol and available memory. Each LONGTEXT value is stored using a 4-byte length prefix that indicates the number of bytes in the value.


You will more likely run out of usable memory before the max character length becomes an issue.


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