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Upload Troubles Tackled

I was creating my last post, a review of a song by Ian Parks, and I ran into trouble uploading the music file through WordPress.  In point of fact I was getting the following error message:

The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini.

Locating my ini file wasn’t too much trouble.  It’s located in C:WINDOWS.  Editing the necessary entry was again very simple.  I did a find-in-page for upload_max and changed that line from:

; Maximum allowed size for uploaded files.
upload_max_filesize = 2M


; Maximum allowed size for uploaded files.
upload_max_filesize = 10M

I suppose you could change that limit to any size you might find useful.  The M is very necessary.  If you leave it off I think you will be specifying bytes.  I further suppose that K and G would work if that’s more your speed (kilo and giga).

But, there was one more critical step which took me a moment to figure out.  I needed to then restart IIS (my Web serving software).  After that my uploads worked fine (up to, of course, 10M).

Happy hunting.