WordPress Troubleshooting – Fixing the Image Upload Errors Print

  • Updated on 07-May-2024
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Uploading a media file, like images or videos, to your WordPress library can sometimes result in errors. WordPress usually displays the cause of the error like “Image exceeds the maximum upload size” or “Unable to create directory” and sometimes a cryptic error message like “HTTP Error” appears. Here are ways you can fix these errors yourself:

Fixing the “HTTP Error”

Several factors, including incorrect file permissions, server configuration issues, and limited PHP memory, can cause this error. To fix the HTTP error, you can try the following steps:

Fixing the “Image exceeds the maximum upload size”

This error occurs when you try to upload an image larger than the maximum upload size allowed by your WordPress installation. To fix this error, you can try the following steps:

  • Increasing the maximum upload size
  • You can also try to reduce the image size using editing software like Photoshop or online tools like TinyPNG.

Fixing the “Unable to create directory” error

This error occurs when WordPress cannot create the uploads directory on your server. To fix this error, please try out the following steps:


If none of the solutions outlined above work, you can always contact our support team and we will check and fix these for you.


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