This week I have been trying to import some video files to a website. By default, WordPress limits the size of a file to 8M. Not very large for when we need to upload video files. In researching the solution for this, I found this post:
The key is to create a php.ini file and put it in the wp-admin folder.
I’ve added the following in my php.ini file:
memory_limit = 100M upload_max_filesize = 100M post_max_size = 100M file_uploads = On
This worked well on my 1and1 shared hosting plan. Hopefully this will help others as well.
I found some other helpful modifications that can be made to the Media library on this page: http://www.wphub.com/44-ways-hack-wordpress-media-library/