In this video, I’m going to show you how to fix the “sorry this file type is not permitted for security reasons” error in WordPress. This problem occurs when the file you are trying to upload to the media library is not one of the default file types allowed in WordPress. In this detailed step-by-step tutorial you will learn two methods for uploading file types other than the defaults.

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Default file types allowed in WordPress:

Images: .png, .gif, .jpg, .jpeg, .ico
Documents: .pdf, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, .pps, .ppsx, .odt, .psd
Audio: .wav, .mp3, .m4a, .ogg
Video: .mp4, .m4v, .mpg, .mov, .wmv, .avi, .ogv, .3gp, .3g2″

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