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File Uploads

WordPress’s Media Library is where your images, audio files, videos, PDF’s and other uploaded media are stored. You can access it by going to Media. From there, you can edit and delete the files you have uploaded.

Increasing Maximum Upload Size

Most hosts restrict the size of file uploads, with some being more aggressive than others. This can make it difficult to upload larger files such as audio and video, or even to upload a theme or plugin for installation. The solution is to increase the maximum upload size.

Ask Your Web Host

The simplest and best solution is usually to ask your web host to raise your upload file size limit. Tell them how big the files you want to upload are and that you are trying to upload them via WordPress but receive an error. Tell them what error message you received says.

Change the Limit Yourself

Some web hosts let you change the file upload size limit yourself. For the best instructions, search your web host’s knowledgebase for a guide on raising your upload file size limit. For a more general guide, read Increasing The Maximum Upload Size In WordPress.

Uploading by FTP

If your host will not allow you to upload larger files via WordPress, you can upload them using FTP. If you are new to web hosting, find your host’s guide on using FTP.

Media Files

Upload your files to WordPress’s wp-content/uploads directory (you can create a subdirectory).

  • Manual file uploads via FTP will not appear in your WordPress media library unless you run a plugin like Add From Server.
  • If files are not in this directory, certain things may not work as expected. For example, the “Save” buttons for sermon media will only work with files inside this directory. This is for security purposes.

Themes and Plugins

Follow these instructions from the WordPress Codex to manually install a theme or plugin.