WooCommerce: Fix the “uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini” error
When importing a big export file from another site, or when installing dummy data from your template developer, the error “the uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini” is likely to show. Here’s what you can do to fix it.
1. Open your .htaccess file via FTP or File manager
2. Add the following code at the bottom of .htaccess
# BEGIN Increase Max Upload Size
php_value upload_max_filesize 20M
php_value post_max_size 20M
php_value max_execution_time 300
php_value max_input_time 300
# END Increase Max Upload Size
Where to add this snippet?
You can place PHP snippets at the bottom of your child theme functions.php file (before "?>" if you have it). CSS, on the other hand, goes in your child theme style.css file. Make sure you know what you are doing when editing such files - if you need more guidance, please take a look at my free video tutorial "Where to Place WooCommerce Customization?"
Does this snippet (still) work?
Please let me know in the comments if everything worked as expected. I would be happy to revise the snippet if you report otherwise (please provide screenshots). I have tested this code with Storefront theme, the WooCommerce version listed above and a WordPress-friendly hosting on PHP 7+.
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Author, WooCommerce expert and WordCamp speaker, Rodolfo has worked as a WooCommerce freelancer since 2011. His goal is to help entrepreneurs and developers overcome their WooCommerce nightmares. Rodolfo loves travelling, chasing tennis & soccer balls and, of course, wood fired oven pizza.