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Customizing The Media Upload Page In WordPress For Clients

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Something that is a constant battle with clients is explaining over and over on a weekly basis why you can’t take a 25MB HD image of your dog from your iPhone and upload it as a hero image to your blog post. You can fiddle the the php.ini and install all kinds of image compression plugins, but at the end of the day average people just aren’t as technical as developers. If you give them a 2MB upload limit — they will kill their bandwidth and blogroll with a ton of 2MB images. Even though all of them could have been under 200kb probably. What I’ve found is little helpful reminders of conversations about tips at the top of pages help. Here are two ways to nudge clients into doing image uploads right.

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