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Tutorial: Uploading Files to WordPress

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
.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
Updated on May 9, 2018

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