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Feb 23

WordPress Error: “File type does not meet security guidelines”

WordPress › Support » File type does not meet security guidelines.

If you are uploading “media” (WordPress’s term for generic files), you might have encounter the error in the title.  This is because WordPress filters files by extensions as a crude security measure to protect “bad” files from being uploaded.

To enable more file types from being uploaded:

  • Administration -> Super Admin -> Options
  • Modify “Upload file types” to include the file types you want to allow for upload
  • Save Changes
  • I tried * for wildcard and it does not appear to work
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