[wp-edu] How to safely handle photo uploads by general public on a multisite
hmeister at gsu.edu
Wed Jul 16 15:42:34 UTC 2014
That's awesome! Take me with you! I'd love to live in New Zealand! Best of luck to you.
Hillary Meister, M.Ed.
GSU College of Education
30 Pryor Street
Georgia State University
Atlanta, GA 30303-3083
hmeister at gsu.edu
From: wp-edu [mailto:wp-edu-bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of Caroline Meikle
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 6:30 PM
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Subject: Re: [wp-edu] How to safely handle photo uploads by general public on a multisite
Thanks! I am going to New Zealand.
If you need any help with implementing file upload limits or anything else, I can give helping a shot. I'm getting more into doing WordPress development, so every experience helps.
Sent from my iPhone. Please excuse any resulting spelling and grammar errors.
> On Jul 11, 2014, at 11:13 AM, Dixie Lang <dlang at russell.wisc.edu> wrote:
> Hi Caroline,
> Thank you for responding and for the information below.
> I saw your email that you are leaving the UW - best of luck in the future with your freelance work.
> - Dixie
> Dixie Lang
> Web Developer
> Russell Labs Computing
> A109 Russell Labs
>> On 7/1/2014 1:55 PM, Caroline Meikle wrote:
>> Hi Dixie,
>> It looks like Gravity forms has hooks and filters you could use to
>> create functions to limit the file types and maximum file size:
>> There are plugins that can do so as well:
>> Contact Form 7 also allows you to specify file types and sizes:
>>> On 7/1/2014 1:27 PM, Dixie Lang wrote:
>>> Greetings fellow WordPress users,
>>> I have three internal clients that could benefit from a smoother process to allow their clients to upload photos for diagnostic and identification purposes, e.g. identify bugs or diagnose turfgrass or plant problems.
>>> All three WordPress sites are on a multisite, and all three currently have Gravity Forms contact forms. The upload limit is the same throughout the multisite - 6MB. This limit works for our current internal users.
>>> The current method to protect the server is to have clients email the photos separately, and then the photos must be manually matched to the form information.
>>> I am concerned about two things regarding allowing file uploads from external users:
>>> 1) the possibility of malicious files being uploaded
>>> 2) the possibility of users uploading files at higher than 72dpi,
>>> and quickly filling up disk quota - I would prefer not to punish the
>>> internal users by lowering the disk quota across the multisite
>>> Has anyone have insights to share on how to balance upload convenience, server safety and disk quota?
>>> Thanks in advance for any guidance you are willing to share.
>>> - Dixie Lang
>>> Web Developer
>>> University of Wisconsin-Madison Russell Labs
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