I am trying to upload a 30MB PDF file. I keep getting the "“The uploaded file exceeds the maximum allowed size…” error. I have turned off XSS filtering and here is my PHP info:

memory_limit 100M post_max_size 12M upload_max_filesize 80M max_execution_time 300

I am a Super Admin. Any ideas on what might be going wrong?

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Your post_max_size needs to be at least 30MB to handle that file. It's set to 12M currently, which is not nearly enough. I generally set my post_max_size to be the same as upload_max_filesize just to keep things simple.

  • Oh geez. I can't believe I missed that. Thank you!
    – Stephanie
    Sep 4, 2013 at 18:45

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