A friend of mine (and myself) wanted to upload some files – mainly images… and the maximum filesize was 2MB. Thats a bummer…
So i went to https://www.wpbeginner.com/wp-tutorials/how-to-increase-the-maximum-file-upload-size-in-wordpress/ to change the upload-size.
Foreshadowing: Nothing worked.
The trick was to edit the global php.ini, not to create a local one. At least the tutorial got me to get the right idea – thanks!
The global php.ini is (for me at least) in
It is logical to change (at least) the version-number if you are reading this in the future.
Another hint for finding the location of your php.ini is typing
php --ini in your terminal.
In your ini you can search for “upload” and get to the right section called “File Uploads”.
There you change “n” to your desired value:
upload_max_filesize = nM ; n ε ℕ
In my case i changed it to 64M and got… 8M as maximum. I guess in my theme there is some other max-value in place that is at 8MB. As 8 MB is plenty at the moment, i dont care, and i will tackle the problem when either i need to be able to upload bigger files or my friend complains again…