How to Fix WordPress Error: File exceeds the maximum upload size for this site

[Solved -for real!]  WordPress Error: File Exceeds the Maximum Upload Size for This Site

Why the heck does your hosting provider limit your WordPress file upload size to only 2MB anyway! Dirty Pool. So frustrating when you can’t upload an image or a plugin! Then they don’t tell you how to fix it! When trying to upload an image you get an error that says:

File exceeds the maximum upload size for this site.

There are multiple support forum help requests for this an many possible solutions. The one that actually works for me every time, and especially with GoDaddy Hosting is editing the correct PHP.INI in the correct WP-ADMIN folder.

You will need access to your File Manager or FTP to your public_html/wp-admin folder and look for a php.ini file. If you have one in this folder, open and edit by pasting the following code. If there is not php.ini in this folder, make it and upload, and that is it! Promise!

Here is what I use in the PHP.INI file:

COPY AND PASTE INTO NOTEPAD or other simple text editor:

post_max_size = 40M
upload_max_filesize = 40M
memory_limit = 128M
max_input_time = 600
max_execution_time = 600

SAVE AS ALL FILES (NOT Text Documents *.txt): php.ini

Try this and watch your max upload size jump from 2MB to 40B instantly.

That should do the trick!