I would like to allow user to only upload one file at a time using the flash uploader interface. I found around here a link to a hack allowing to generate an error message when more than one file is selected but that's not what I want. I would like to only take the first file into consideration and just ignore the other files.

Would it be possible?

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You can just grab the first file in the $_FILES array.

if ($_FILES) { return $FILES[0]; }

  • Thank you Rachel, that seems nice. Can you tell me in which file I should put this? Nov 19, 2012 at 1:58
  • I had a good look and I definitely don't know where to put this bit of code. I'm inside media.php and this doesn't fit anywhere I can think of. Thank you for your help Nov 19, 2012 at 2:49
  • Where is your code to process the post results of your upload form? Nov 19, 2012 at 13:48
  • I don't use any specific code.It's Wordpress native code so I believe it's "wp-includes/media.php". The hack I found is useless so I just got rid of it. Thank you Rachel Nov 19, 2012 at 14:40

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