Did you know you can upload files through the WordPress admin panel and avoid the security pitfalls of FTP? You can upload files directly to a post or can upload files for a later use.

Uploading Files for Later Use

If you’re coming to us from another provider, uploading a bunch of files that you worked on remotely, or just want to upload a bunch of media at once (say, an entire album of photos from a recent trip), you can easily upload files in a batch and use them later as needed.

  1. Log in to the WordPress Admin Panel
  2. Hover over or click on the “Media” menu and select “Add New”
  3. You’ll see a large box with a dashed outline. You can drag files from your computer into this box, or click on the “Select Files” button to open up a file browser dialog
  4. As soon as you drop files into the box, they’ll start to upload

Uploading Files in a Post

If you’ve already started a post, there’s no need to interrupt your work to upload a file. You can even upload files while editing a post and save the files for later.

  1. While editing a post, click the “Add Media” button
  2. Select the “Upload Files” tab
  3. You’ll see a large box. You can drag files from your computer into this box, or click on the “Select Files” button to open up a file browser dialog
  4. If you’re not ready to use the files now, simply make to uncheck the files. The files will still be there for later.

Supported File Types

The WordPress Codex lists supported file types as follows:

Images

  • .jpg
  • .jpeg
  • .png
  • .gif
  • .ico
  • .svg

Documents

  • .pdf (Portable Document Format; Adobe Acrobat)
  • .doc, .docx (Microsoft Word Document)
  • .ppt, .pptx, .pps, .ppsx (Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation)
  • .odt (OpenDocument Text Document)
  • .xls, .xlsx (Microsoft Excel Document)
  • .psd (Adobe Photoshop Document)

Audio

  • .mp3
  • .m4a
  • .ogg
  • .wav

Video

  • .mp4, .m4v (MPEG-4)
  • .mov (QuickTime)
  • .wmv (Windows Media Video)
  • .avi
  • .mpg
  • .ogv (Ogg)
  • .3gp (3GPP)
  • .3g2 (3GPP2)