[wp-hackers] upload size limit (in pixels!)

Mike Schinkel mikeschinkel at newclarity.net
Mon Aug 29 18:55:27 UTC 2011

Have you considered suggesting the client use a Flickr account or similar for their image uploads and then use the API or a plugin (if one exists) to grab the photos for use on the site?  Flickr will do all the image resizing and only costs US$25/year for unlimited space.

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On Aug 29, 2011, at 2:45 PM, Manuel Schmalstieg <webdev at ms-studio.net> wrote:

> I'm wondering if anybody can think of a quick and easy solution for
> this typical situation:
> you have set everything up for the client who wants to manage himself
> the content of a new WP website. You thought him not to copy-paste
> directly from MS Word, and you told him to upload images at a
> reasonable size.
> Your WP theme has been configured to resize all images appropriately,
> so there is nothing to worry ... except that the customer will upload
> 10 MB images from his camera, at sizes of 5000 x 3000 px ... and WP
> won't produce any thumbnails for those, as the resizing exceeds the
> memory limit.
> Question: can we define a maximum pixel width (of, say 2000px in any
> direction) beyond which the user will simply get a warning message?
> Setting an upload limit in MB for any uploads wouldn't be a solution,
> since we still want to allow the upload of a 15 MB pdf, for instance.
> --
> Manuel
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