WordPress: HTTP Error when uploading images

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Are you seeing an ‘HTTP Error’ message when you try to upload an image to a post? Please note, this is not related to the theme. However, you may find this thread useful in your search for a solution. This thread may also help too.

You may also have an image compression plugin installed, which can cause problems when uploading large images. You may wish to check if the plugin “Resize Image After Upload” is installed and active on your site. If so, you can deactivate this and check if it fixes the error.

If you need any help finding a solution, you should contact your web host to see if they can fix it at their end.

If you have any questions about this particular error and your pipdig WordPress theme, you are welcome to contact us and we will be happy to help.

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  1. Gemma


    I am having the problem above and I know it’s not down to the theme but you guys often help me with this sort of thing so I’m hoping you may be able to help now!

    I have deactivated the ‘Resize image after upload’ plugin and it hasn’t fixed the issue. I am trying to upload images sized 2.8MB dimensions 5472 x 3648 from my Canon camera and every time I try, even with resizing them to be smaller through an online image resizing website, it makes no difference.

    I have uploaded images taken on my canon before and have not changed anything so can’t understand what is causing the issue now.


    1. Phil (pipdig)

      Hi Gemma, a 2.8mb image is quite large, so I suspect that is the cause. If you try uploading this image do you encounter the same http error? You can delete the image after, it’s just to test uploading a smaller image.

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