Increase Max Upload Size In WordPress

While trying to upload a file to WordPress eg a WordPress theme or xml file for Blogger to WordPress migration, you may get an error that your file size is too large. In this case, you would need to increase your maximum file upload limit.

The favorite method I use to increase max upload size in WordPress is by editing the php.ini file.

That’s how I increased WordPress upload_max_filesize from 32MB to 64MB


You can confirm your WordPress max upload size by navigating to “Media > Add New”

There are other methods though and if they tricks fail to work for you, you would have to contact your web hosting provider to increase the limit for you.

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If the current max upload size limit meets your demand then you can leave it as it is. However, if it doesn’t then don’t fret, there are many ways you can increase the max upload size in WordPress. I am going to highlight the following ways in this tutorial. You can easily increase media file upload size in WordPress, By default, the maximum upload size in WordPress ranges from 2MB to 150MB.