Bug #15087

Forum file limit

Added by Matt Gold 5 months ago. Updated 5 months ago.

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Today I tried to attached a PDF to a party announcement. The PDF was 3.2M

The message wound up going through but the attachment was not allowed to post because it exceeded the file attachment size limit. I should have noticed that before I posted, but I didn't see that there.

I have two thoughts about this:

1. that's a pretty small file size limit given the size of typical PDF and image files these days. After going back to Adobe Acrobat and exporting to a reduced file size, it was still 2.3M. Is a 2M file size limit too small? Can we accommodate larger?

2. I would have preferred it if the post had brought up an error message and would not have gone through instead of what happened -- that the message posted without the attachment. Since it was cross-posted across two fora, I then had to follow up individually on each forum post to explain that the file I had said would be attached wasn't attached, and also (because I couldn't upload it) that it was available at a Dropbox link that I then shared.

This was all announcing an end-of-semester party about which I was trying to generate some excitement, so the need to double post in two different fora was kind of a downer ;)

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#1 Updated by Boone Gorges 5 months ago

I've made two changes to address this.

1. I added some client-side validation. If you add a file that's over the upload limit, the file-size dialog turns red, and you can't submit the form. See attached gif.
2. I forced the bbPress attachment upload limit to match WP's upload limit, which is far higher.

#2 Updated by Matt Gold 5 months ago

awesome on both counts. Thank you, Boone.

#3 Updated by Boone Gorges 5 months ago

  • Status changed from Staged for Production Release to Resolved

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