How To Fix The HTTP Error Uploading Image In WordPress Site

Have you ever faced the HTTP error while uploading an image or other media files on the WordPress site? This is one of the common problems faced by all users. In WordPress, Http error shows a signal code when your file is not in the right format. So without giving any further discussion, let’s find out when it happens and how to solve it immediately.

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Common Http Image Upload Problems With Easiest Solutions

While you are getting Http error in the image or other media file uploading, the first thing you have to assure that this problem is temporary or permanent. Suppose, you are uploading an image and you get this problem on an instance. You have to refresh the page and wait for a while to upload the file again. If you see the problem no longer exists that means it’s just temporarily happened. But if it exists again that means the file has issues to solve. So now check out what types of other major problems people face and get the exact solution.

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Check File-name

If you upload an image or media file and get this error after doing the above procedure, then you have to check the file name first. It contains any special characters like apostrophe, semi-colons, and others. But you can use a dash. Most of the cases people solve the Http error by removing the apostrophe. After trying this if the problem is not solved then you can go for the next one to check.

Switching Browsers

If you are not getting the solution by re-uploading the image or changing the file name, then you can switch the browser. Sometimes in using Crome, people face a certain problem. Undoubtedly Chrome browser is good to go with but working long hours with the same browsers, WordPress site might not act well sometimes. In that case, after switching the browser for a while can solve the problem. Then you can understand easily its a browser problem or not. But if it not then you can try out another one.

Deactivate Plugins

You can get the same error after getting installed a new plugin in your WordPress site. Especially it happens when image optimization plugins get installed. In that case, you can deactivate certain plugins to solve the problem. Then you can deactivate certain plugins and re-upload the image again to solve the problem.

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If it’s solved then you can consult the Http error problem with the plugin authority or can look for a new one to work with. But if the problem is continuing, then you can move on to the next step.

Increase Memory Limit of WordPress

There is a common cause of Http memory error is getting because of a lack of memory spaces in WordPress. It can also cause a 503 server error problem. To increase the memory limit of the site you have to add a single line code in wp-config.php file.

define (‘WP_MEMORY_LIMIT’, ‘256M’);

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It will increase the 256MB of your memory limit. But before adding that, you have to check the maximum memory limit on your server by checking the PHP information. This code increases your PHP memory limit into 256MB. Before adding it, you should also confirm what the maximum available memory limit is on your server by checking the PHP info. But if you have a maximum memory limit or after adding that your problem is the same, then you can persist to the next step.

Image Editor Library

WordPress uses two different image processing module of PHP. One is the GD Library and another one is Imagick, and you have to find out which one is on your server. Both of them are great but few resources allocated with Imagickto for causing the HTTP error. So you can use the GD Library as your default editor by adding few codes to your functions.php file.

  • function hs_image_editor_default_to_gd( $editors ) {
  • $gd_editor = ‘WP_Image_Editor_GD’;
  • $editors = array_diff( $editors, array( $gd_editor ) );
  • array_unshift( $editors, $gd_editor );
  • return $editors;
  • }
  • add_filter( ‘wp_image_editors’, ‘hs_image_editor_default_to_gd’ );

But after doing that if the problem is same then you can revert the change and try out the next solution.

Editing .htaccess File 

The .htaccess file lives in your WordPress root folder and acts as a gatekeeper for all sorts of things. It controls where requests go among many other functions.

To fix the HTTP error in WordPress, open .htaccess and add the following code:


Another issue relies on the .htaccess file located in the WordPress root folder and works as a guard for all sorts of things. And if you want to solve the Http error in media file or image uploading issue, you can add a single line code—>


If the problem relies on the same one then you can try out the next guideline to solve the issue.

Clear Your Caches

If you still have an Http error issue, then the next move is to clear the cache. Sometimes you have tried all the steps above but forgot to clear the local cache. WordPress users face this cache problem randomly. So clearing browser cache will solve the problem instantly.

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Wrapping Up

Facing the Http error problem while uploading an image or any media file can make you irritate immediately. By following these steps, you will hopefully get the proper solution and find out the actual reason behind it. But besides that, you can also read our blog on database connection error, and its one of the most common problems in WordPress that might help you out.

Have you faced a different Http error problem and solve it in another way? Then you can share your opinion with us by commenting below to help out our other readers.

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Syeda Sanjida Afrin

Afrin works as a Digital Marketer and an enthusiastic tech content writer. She completed her Master of Business Administration with a major in Marketing & a Bachelor in Telecommunication Engineering. If you don't find her out working, maybe she is traveling, watching animated movies, singing, or eating her favorite food in her favorite place.

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