How to Increase your WordPress Limits

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[fusion_title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”default” sep_color=”” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” class=”” id=””]How to Increase Limits on your WordPress Blog[/fusion_title]

Have you ever tried to install a theme on your blog? But you ran up against — “file limit exceeded”? This tutorial helps you increase your limits on your WordPress blog. You can increase your upload limits on the media section of your blog, and if you have large posts you can increase these limits too.

You need these three files:

  1. [fusion_highlight color=”#d3d3d3″ rounded=”yes” class=”” id=””]php.ini[/fusion_highlight]
  2. [fusion_highlight color=”#d3d3d3″ rounded=”yes” class=”” id=””].htaccess[/fusion_highlight]
  3. [fusion_highlight color=”#d3d3d3″ rounded=”yes” class=”” id=””]wp-config[/fusion_highlight]


Step 1: Go to your Root Server and find the php.ini file

This will be found in the [fusion_highlight color=”#d3d3d3″ rounded=”yes” class=”” id=””]public_html[/fusion_highlight] folder.

If you can’t see it, create one. If it says you already have one, edit your viewer settings so that you can see hidden files. Once you found it, open it up and add this:

post_max_size = 25M
upload_max_filesize = 6M
max_execution_time = 180
memory_limit = 512M



Step 2: Go to your .htaccess file

Again, if you can’t find it, make sure you can see hidden files. Add this code to your .htaccess file. Be sure to edit the bold and italicized text with your home directory.

<IfModule mod_suphp.c>
suPHP_ConfigPath /homedirectory/public_html/php.ini


Step 3: Return to [fusion_highlight color=”#d3d3d3″ rounded=”yes” class=”” id=””].htaccess[/fusion_highlight] and replace the home directory with your home directory.



How do I find my home directory?

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[fusion_toggle title=”At the top bar of the file you’re editing (if in file manager)” open=”no”]

When you open your [fusion_highlight color=”#d3d3d3″ rounded=”yes” class=”” id=””]php.ini [/fusion_highlight] file, you will be able to find your home directory on the top bar. Please note that not all hosting companies have this feature.

home directory root

[fusion_toggle title=”In Your Cpanel” open=”no”]


This should be under the statistics portion.

Ex. Bluehost

Cpanel Statistics
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[fusion_toggle title=”In Your File Manager” open=”no”]

Go your Cpanel and look for the File Manager Icon.

file manager




Step 4: Click save and refresh your site!