If you run a WordPress site, chances are, you have experienced or will experience issues when uploading images. Whether it’s an HTTP error, a wrong file permission, or an image that simply won’t upload, these issues can be frustrating, especially when you don’t know how to fix them. In this blog post, we’ll walk you through some of the common image upload issues in WordPress and how to resolve them.
Precaution: As always, before you start troubleshooting, make sure you have a complete backup of your WordPress site.
1. Fix HTTP Error During Image Upload
The HTTP error occurs when you’re trying to upload an image, but for some reason, WordPress cannot complete the action.
Solution: You can resolve this issue by increasing your PHP memory limit. To do this, add the following line to your wp-config.php file:
2. Fix Wrong File Permissions
Incorrect file permissions can prevent WordPress from reading or uploading file on your hosting server. This means you won’t be able to upload any media.
Solution: Reset your file permissions. Using an FTP client or your web host’s file manager, navigate to /wp-content/ directory and set the file permissions to “755” to make them writable.
3. Fix Memory Exhausted Error
If your image file is too large, it can exhaust your memory limit and cause an error. You may receive a message like “Fatal error: Allowed memory size of xxxxxx bytes exhausted”.
Solution: As with the HTTP error, you can fix this issue by increasing your PHP memory limit in your wp-config.php file.
4. Fix Image Upload Issue Due to Plugin Conflict
Sometimes, a plugin conflict can cause issues with image upload.
Solution: Temporarily deactivate all your plugins and try uploading an image. If it works, reactivate your plugins one by one until you find the culprit.
5. Fix File Type Not Permitted Issue
For security reasons, WordPress only allows certain file types to be uploaded. If you’re trying to upload an unsupported file type, you might encounter an error.
Solution: Ensure you’re uploading a file type that WordPress supports. If you need to upload a different file type, consider using a plugin that allows it.
While these steps can help solve most image upload issues on WordPress, there may be times when you encounter a stubborn problem that refuses to be resolved. If that’s the case, it may be time to call in the experts. At LaunchUX, we have a team of WordPress professionals who can help you tackle any issue you’re facing. Get in touch with us today and let us help you keep your WordPress site running smoothly.