by Mark Hess 4 Solved: How To Increase The Maximum File Upload Size In WordPress If you’ve ever tried uploading a large file using the standard WordPress media uploader chances are you’ve seen the “exceeds the maximum upload size for this site.” error. The reason for this is because WordPress has a built-in restriction on the size of file you can upload in the backend of WordPress. Any file larger than 8 MB will give you that error: There are several different ways of increasing this limit and all of them involve screwing around with your server/files within your hosting account. The method I’m going to show you may not work for everyone, but it’s worth a try. There’s a free plugin in the WordPress repository called Tuxedo Big File Upload. This plugin will change the maximium default upload file size from 8 MB to 85 GB allowing you to upload practically any file through the standard WordPress media library: There are no settings associated with this plugin. You just install and activate it. When you go to your Media library you will see the maximum upload file size has increased to 85 GB. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE TUXEDO BIG FILE UPLOAD PLUGIN Join Over 6k Of My Customers and Subscribers Who Are Crushing It... Join My Mailing List To Receive Updates and Exclusive Bonus Offers: Email Join Now I respect your privacy. Your email address will NEVER be rented, sold, or shared.