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Allow additional filetypes to be uploaded to WP media library
Last Updated 17 days ago

WordPress has some odd restrictions on uploading valid image types to the media library.

One that seems to work well, and is being updated is: "File Upload Types by WPForms"


Or, to allow any file types to be uploaded to WP, put this in the wp-config.php file:



Optimally, filetypes should be added through the functions.php file in your theme:

  function my_custom_mime_types( $mimes ) {
  // New allowed mime types.
  $mimes['svg'] = 'image/svg+xml';
  $mimes['svgz'] = 'image/svg+xml';
  $mimes['doc'] = 'application/msword';
  // Optional. Remove a mime type.
  unset( $mimes['exe'] );
  return $mimes;
  add_filter( 'upload_mimes', 'my_custom_mime_types' );

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