Increase the Maximum File Upload Size in WordPress

Depending on the web hosting company you choose and the package you select, you will see maximum file upload limit on your Media Uploader page in WordPress. For some it is as low as 5MB which is clearly not enough for media files like (audio / video). Most pictures are under 5MB, so it is fine for just pictures. Below, we will show you how to increase the maximum file upload size in WordPress.

  1. In most cases if you are on a shared host, you will not see a php.ini file in your wp-admin directory. If you do not see one, then create a file called php.ini and upload it in the wp-admin folder.
  2. Then change the size:  upload_max_filesize = 120M

We zipped up and attached the php.ini file. On Line 486, change the file size.

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