After I upgraded to WordPress 2.5+, my old wordpress upload feature replaced by a new fancy Flash based Image Uploader. Even though the new feature looked really cool at first, after the very first use, I wished to go back to my old Upload feature. Anyway Long story short, From day one I was having issues with WordPress 2.5 Image Upload Feature. Whenever I wanted to upload any image of any type/size, I got a “HTTP Error”.
Initially I thought its my firewall that is probably not letting the ‘flash uploader’ to make a connection to the internet. But later I figured that the problem was with wordpress itself and apparently many other users were facing it. So anyway I did a quick search on Google and found a fix that works 100%. So if you have the same problem follow the steps below and you will be uploading images again in your WordPress 2.5+ in no time!
Fix WordPress 2.5 Image Upload Problem
Step 1: Using a FTP client, login to your server (where wordpress is installed) and navigate to the root of your WP folders.
Step 2: Now, Download a filed called .htaccess and open it with any text editor. (If you don’t see a .htaaccess file simply create one blank text file and name it .htaccess)
Step 3: Insert the following code at the end of your .htaccess file:
<IfModule mod_security.c> <Files async-upload.php> SecFilterEngine Off SecFilterScanPOST Off </Files> </IfModule>
Step 4: Save the file, and upload to replace your current .htaccess. Now go to your WordPress admin panel and the wordpress 2.5 upload feature should be working for you!
Very easy fix, Isn’t it? But frankly, even though the new image upload feature was working for me, I felt that the old uploader was much better. It was more faster, and gave me more freedom in terms of image location, thumbnails and so on. So I did another search and found a very cool plugin that can give you the old wordpress Image Upload feature in the New WordPress 2.5+. And don’t worry after you install this plugin, you will still be able to use the new Image uploader whenever you want. But in case if that doesn’t work for you well, you can always upload images using the traditional way.
Download the Old WordPress Upload Plugin (Works 100% with all the New WordPress versions)