As the title states i have tried it with the htaccess file to change the maximum upload size and nothing i have even created a php.ini file in the root of the wordpress folder and still nothing can some here please help me.

  • i think we can change this upload limit in the server only – Adarsh Sep 24 '18 at 11:58
  • i have full access to it as its hosted on a private ubuntu server – djwayne1985 Sep 24 '18 at 12:01
  • downvoted as it is impossible to answer without much more details. Anyway it sound like a php configuration question than a wordpress development one. Wordpress itself do not have limits (except for multisite) – Mark Kaplun Sep 24 '18 at 12:11

php.ini should be in the /wp-admin/ folder, not the root. Also, I've had success using a combination of the following in my /wp-admin/php.ini file AND a directive to increase the memory in my wp-config.php file, increased memory is needed when uploading larger files.

Put something like this in your php.ini file (change values as you need to):


Then in your wp-config.php file, add something like this:

    define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '512M');

The upper memory limit doesn't need to be the same in both, but I find it works best when it is the same.

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Try to create .user.ini in root

upload_max_filesize = 500M
post_max_size = 256M
memory_limit = 500M
max_execution_time = 300
max_input_vars = 500M

Hope this will help!

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  • ill try now n let you know – djwayne1985 Sep 24 '18 at 12:03
  • its not worked but thank you – djwayne1985 Sep 24 '18 at 12:05
  • Have you check using functions.php ? – Pratik Patel Sep 24 '18 at 12:11
@ini_set( 'upload_max_size' , '64M' );
@ini_set( 'post_max_size', '64M');
@ini_set( 'max_execution_time', '300' );

Add this in function.php i think this will works

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  • that didnt work either – djwayne1985 Sep 24 '18 at 12:08
  • i changed the code check now – Adarsh Sep 24 '18 at 12:10
  • is that the file in the themes folder ?? – djwayne1985 Sep 24 '18 at 12:11
  • yes in your theme folder – Adarsh Sep 24 '18 at 12:12
  • let me know if its worked – Adarsh Sep 24 '18 at 12:20

i have fixed the problem it was a setting within apache itself i had to change sorry if i have messed you about it wasn't intentional just happy to have it sorted now

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