Bug #65


Blogs not accepting doc and docx files as extensions

Added by Matt Gold almost 13 years ago. Updated almost 13 years ago.

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A user reported that attempts to attach MS Word files (in either .doc or .docx formats) were unsuccessful. I asked him to send me both files, and I was able to upload them through my admin account. However, I gave it a try using the test student account and received the following error message upon attempting to upload the file: "File type does not meet security guidelines. Try another."

I went in under the user account and saw that neither .doc nor .docx were listed as allowed file types. I added them, and then I was able to upload both files.

A few thoughts/questions:

1. Did anyone remove the doc and docx extensions from the allowed list? And, if so, why? I may be wrong about this, but I thought that we had allowed such uploads before. If that setting gets wiped out when we upgrade WPMu, we may want to add this to the list of cusomizations we need to make each time we upgrade.

2. Just a note to myself that it's important to test using a regular user account rather than an admin account, since there are obviously some things that work for admins and not for others.

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Updated by Matt Gold almost 13 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved

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