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WordPress 4 media upload problems

Posted on by Paul

I’ve created several client websites using WordPress, and after updating to version 4 we’ve┬áhad problems with the media upload function. If I go to Media > Add New everything works as expected:

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But, uploading a new image when editing a page, post or product doesn’t work. We get the HTTP error alert. In the following example I’m trying to set a featured image on a Woocommerce product page:

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We’re left with an empty item in the media library that has to be removed:

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So, if you’re getting the HTTP error message when uploading new images, try the Add New function in the Media library, then go back to the page or post where you’d like to use the image and select it from the library.

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