If, when installing UpdraftPlus, you get an error message saying that your webserver has configured a limit for uploaded file sizes, and that the plugin is too large, then you can use any of these solutions…
1) Recommended, easiest: Install the free “Upload Larger Plugins” plugin from the WordPress plugin repository. Just go to “Plugins -> Add New” in your WordPress dashboard, search for it, install it, and activate it.
2) Install the plugin manually, by: 1) unzipping it on your PC/Mac (you will then get a folder called ‘updraftplus’), 2) Using FTP to upload it into your webspace, in the wp-content/plugins folder, so that it becomes wp-content/plugins/updraftplus. And then go to your WP dashboard to activate it. More information here.
3) Increase the configured upload size limit, if your web hosting allows you to, by editing a php.ini file. Use FTP to create a file called php.ini (or edit the existing one, if there is one) in the same directory of your WordPress site, with these contents (UpdraftPlus is under 5Mb):
; Maximum allowed size for uploaded files. upload_max_filesize = 40M ; Must be greater than or equal to upload_max_filesize post_max_size = 40M
If that fails, try placing the php.ini file in the wp-admin folder instead. If that fails, you’ll need to ask your web hosting company for guidance.
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