How to fix “The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini”

Are you experiencing an error when trying to upload a WordPress plugin to your site?

“The uploaded file exceeds the upload_max_filesize directive in php.ini”

This error message means that your web host has set an upload size limit (usually in a configuration file named php.ini). This file is used by your server to prevent you from uploading files that are too large. For example, if you’re trying to upload your ExactMetrics Pro plugin, and it exceeds the set limit, the server will know to reject the upload.

There are a few things you can do to solve this issue:

  1. Increase the maximum file upload size. We recommend checking out WPBeginner’s excellent article on this topic: How to Increase the Maximum File Upload Size in WordPress.
  2. Contact your hosting provider to upload the plugin files for you.
  3. Or upload the plugin folder and files directly into your WordPress plugin directory “../wp-content/plugins/” through an FTP client.

That’s all there is to it. Now you know how to get around the maximum file upload issue.

What’s next? Once you’ve installed your ExactMetrics plugin, get started with our guide: Getting Started Guide and Checklist for ExactMetrics.