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How to Solve The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini when Uploading a Theme in Wordpress

It's true, just dealing with a new engine, namely wordpress....., trying to make self-hosting, uh apparently problems appear one by one.. hehe, but this is a blessing for bloggers.. :) why? so there's material for content :)

So this is it, I got a free theme gift from the developer :) and I want to upload it to wordpress for the theme... er, it turns out that when I upload it via "Network Center" this appears instead..

The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini ketika Upload Tema di Wordpress

Even though the theme that I will upload is only 4 mb. :)

But got a message like that limit.. "The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini"

Surely those of you who stray in this post are experiencing the same problem, right?

Don't worry, I already have a solution.. It's really easy..

Since The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini, it is actually an error message that appears when a user uploads a file, image, or theme beyond the specified capacity. Either you set it yourself or the default settings from the hosting.

There are actually several ways... 

Editing the .htaccess File


From the reference I got.... we can edit. By accessing the root directory of your WordPress installation storage using a file manager or FTP client like Filezilla. Then, you look for the .htaccess file which by default is in the public_html folder.

then change command value  upload_max_filesize.

example :

php_value upload_max_filesize 256M

that means the maximum upload is 100mb..

but to do editing if you use the file manager in cPanel, you need to download the htaccess first..

then change the value.. and upload it back in the same folder...

if it's still an error, you need to set it

php_value post_max_size 256M
php_value memory_limit 512M
php_value max_input_time 180
php_value max_execution_time 180

But I think this method is risky and complicated.. you have to download it first..

Eit.. however, because this file is a hidden file, then in the file manager section, you need to do "Settings" to display hidden files..

It's risky.. :)

htaccess unhiddencpanel filemanager

but after I tried to download it... it turns out that there is an edit option... wow... this can be directly edited in place, it turns out (for the hosting that I use)

klik kanan untuk edit file di file manager

click edit.., then click the edit button again..

klik edit untuk edit menggunakan editor langsung di file manager

after that you will go directly to the editor..

editor file manajer

Well, it's just.. it turns out that after I looked again.. there are no settings in htaaccess..

From several forums that I have studied, this is risky... if you add the value above in htaaccess because later it will... 500 - Internal server error


Alternatively, you can search for php.ini...

Turns out there is this setting..

However, this is not in Wordpress.. but in Open Cart... :)

And the value is correct...


While in wordpress I use the search facility and I've unhidden it... still nothing... :)

Oh yes, php.ini is a risky file if you set it wrong, that's why it's hidden... so it needs to be unhidden first..

But if you want to keep the value in htaccess, then you can put it on the last line... and if it works... that means yes...


If it doesn't work... it doesn't work... then delete it again... hehe

PHP Selector

The simplest way is through cPanel PHP Selector, which is located in the software section :)

Same as  how to change the php version in yesterday's post ..on my indonesian language post relevance about this case.

To overcome the notice on the wordpress dashboard... told to upgrade the php version... :)


Click the one I link to.

php selector

After that you will be on the PHP SELECTOR page..

Then, please choose  Option

option php selector

Later after you click Option, an options page like that will appear... and this is where the root of the problem lies ..Why? The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini in wordpress.. where this is the main installation on my hosting / main website..

Please scroll down, until you find this..

change maksimal upload

That's what I circled, upload_max_filesize... 2M means 2Mb..


Okay, the final step, we select the option .. click on the bottom triangle that I circled above ..

ganti value max size


Please choose according to your heart, my friend, here I choose the 128 Mb only... :) just click...

Oh yes, the value adjusts to the hard disk calculation :)

After that I tried to upload the theme and it worked!

Here.. the proof... wkwkwk

berhasil instal tema..



Turns out it's Mudyah BTW..



*This applies to the main installer / main website, yes, maybe if you install more than 1 in 1 shared hosting, then the way you can change it in php.ini is the problem, as I explained earlier above, for the OpenCart installer, there are settings php.ini...


It should be a concern, here I installed more than 1 website.. :) on 1 shared hosting...



The case is closed...

Good luck..

I hope this can be useful for you to resolve problem The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini on your host server.


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