PDF not uploading to WordPress website library solved

PDF not uploading to WordPress website library solved

September 5, 2022 Off By TLK

Have you experienced a situation of PDF not uploading to WordPress? Running a website comes with both minor and critical challenges. Some of the common website troubles involve content not appearing the way you want it to, images being modified by themes, and PDF upload problems.

PDF not uploading to website solved

It is not uncommon to find someone saying a PDF wont upload to their WordPress blog. Here are some quick checks from our experiments.

  1. WordPress allows you to upload files up to a maximum of 32mb for a single file, be it an image or a PDF document. It is possible you are trying to upload a large file, try compressing it first so it is within the limits.
  2. Slow internet and server connection problems can hinder your PDF file from uploading. Check that you have a strong internet connection.
  3. If all the above are confirmed to be okay, this last one should serve you right. Have you tried uploading the PDF file, it shows it is uploading and when it finishes a message appears telling you about server problem? Then it asks you to check in the library to see if indeed the file was uploaded, but you find nothing? You do it again and get the same result. It is annoying and can make your brains go mad, right?

Well, some people recommend you check in the FTP files via cPanel and you will see the upload.  That sounds technical (though it isn’t). The problem is that even if the file is uploaded in the FTP files ten times, you will have problems linking to it in your article.

The solution is simple. Change your file name. We discovered that a PDF file that had a mix of number digits and letters usually didn’t upload. Especially if the numbers are followed with something that appears like a password, eg pw698765. Remove the whole of that part in the PDF file name. Now upload your file.

Voila! Be happy again as there are no more problems of PDF not uploading to WordPress.