Media Library »Multi-file vs. Browser Uploader

It’s as easy as ever to upload files to your blog’s Media Library. Which uploader you see will depend on what your browser supports. If your browser has HTML5 upload support such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox or Safari, you will see the drag and drop uploader. If your browser doesn’t have HTML5 uploading but it does have Flash or Silverlight installed such as Internet Explorer or Opera, then you will see the Select Files button which you can use to upload multiple images at once. If your browser doesn’t have HTML5 uploading support or Flash or Silverlight installed, then you will see a basic browser uploader option which you can use to upload one image at a time.

If the more advanced uploaders aren’t working for you, try clicking the link for the Browser uploader, found right below the drag-and-drop box, or update your Flash player.

A different screen will load. When you are using the browser uploader, you can only upload one file at a time.


Upload problems

If you experience problems uploading files it may be caused by one of the following:

  • The file is too large (filesize) and your connection timed out – try uploading a smaller version or try again. See the Image Optimization page for more information.
  • Your image color profile or file name is not correctly set. Try troubleshooting your image file.
  • Your connection is slow – simply put, you may have taken so long to upload a file that your connection was dropped.
  • There is a problem between your computer and the WordPress server – this may be caused by your internet provider or any number of other problems.
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