As a beginner in WordPress, you might have faced some problem while uploading images of larger size. We all know that an image with larger size gives a better resolution and it is such pleasing to look at such high defined images on our blogs or websites. But, there are some barriers on doing it; and I have come with a complete guide to show you how to add large images in WordPress without any issues.
Whereas mobile phone standard is about to enter its 5th generation (5G), and computer based bandwidth connection are providing more speeds in internet accessibility; limitations on data usage or accessibility does not make sense anymore. We are not living in the era when a small sized data image used to take several minutes to get upload or loaded.
Stepping ahead into the next level, the future, we must get rid of such unnecessary barriers. This article here must be worth reading fixing your problems for unable of adding large images in your WordPress.
Before we go to the stepwise method about how to add large images in WordPress, we will take a glance on the issues and its possible causes.
Reasons You Can’t Add Large Images in WordPress
One of the most possible cause for this issue can be your WordPress hosting service provider might have a configuration with a limited uploading size of media files. You can check out the size limit going through “Add Media” alternative followed by “Upload Files” option from your WordPress Dashboard.
On the bottom of the page, you can figure out the maximum upload file size. If you find out the size limit is lesser than your preferred file size, you may face error issue while uploading your file.
Another possible reason to emerge such issue while uploading file in WordPress can be memory limit. Your WordPress is configured to use appropriate amount of memory by its default setting. If your post possesses too much of memory and crosses the memory limit, then you may face an error.
For both kind of above mentioned problem, the methods I will show you below here must be effective enough to get your job done easily.
How to Add Large Images in WordPress
In order to embed larger media files to your WordPress you will need to maximize the upload size limit. As you have intended to embed larger size of images on your WordPress, below here are few simple procedures from which you may learn the technique about how to add large images in WordPress.
Using php.ini File
The php.ini file is a default configuration file used to control the size of uploading files. Shared host users may not allowed entering php.ini, however one is allowed to create an empty php.ini file and root the folder by FTP client. You can simply add the codes given below and get your work done just like that.
Upload_max_filesize = 64M
Post_max_size = 64M
Max_execution_time = 300
This is the most accepted method by a large number of users. If the problem still persists with 64MB, try changing the size limit to 10MB.
Using .htaccess File
This process is also pretty same as the previous and an easy one. Starting with this procedure, navigate the .htaccess within your root folder. If you can’t find the folder, try changing the view option in your FTP software in order to expose the hidden files. Once you find the .htaccess file, step ahead editing the file and embed the codes given below to it.
php_value upload_max_filesize 64M
php_value post_max_size 64M
php_value max_execution_time 300
php_value max_input_time 300
If you are done with these methods, the maximum upload size of file is expected to be increased. If you find the above procedures hard to follow, you can also contact the hosting company in order to get your job done in best.
I believe these methods I have described in this post won’t be difficult to understand and follow. So, next time whenever you face such issues in uploading large images, just visit our site, take a glance on the methods explained here; and refresh your memory about the technique on how to add large images in WordPress. Wish you good luck.