How to Increase the Maximum File Upload Size in WordPress

You could be doing everything right, but sometimes WordPress still displays errors. Not to worry, though. It may not be your fault and there’s an easy fix.

By default, WordPress has a modest limit for uploading images, videos, and other files. It’s a similar story for your PHP memory limit, which helps you run plugins and scripts.

If you run a robust site full of rich content, this could be a big problem for you when those limits are reached. You may receive an upload error that looks like this:

The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini

upload_max_filesize = 1000M
post_max_size = 2000M
memory_limit = 3000M
file_uploads = On
max_execution_time = 180