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Tag: Uploading Files in WordPress Revisited

Uploading Files in WordPress Revisited, Part 2 – The Server Side

Before jumping right into the code for this, I wanted to mention two things:

  1. Yes, I’ve covered this in some detail a while back,
  2. And this is the second part of a two-part series.

If you’ve not read the first part, do it first. The idea is that the code will work in conjunction with what I’m going to cover in this post to make sure that both the client-side and the server-side are covered.

Ultimately, the reason for breaking it down like this is not just to make sure that things are done correctly, but also to make sure that the user has the most positive experience possible.

With that said, here’s how to go about uploading files in WordPress on the server-side.

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Uploading Files in WordPress, Revisited: Part 1 – The Client Side

Years ago, I wrote about how to upload files in WordPress from the administrative area. This post is practically an update to that post, but it covers new considerations that I make and some other processes that I think are necessary.

For this post, I’m going to work off the example of uploading a PDF file and how also to make it available in the Media Library.

In doing so, I’m also planning to cover some considerations that should be made on the client-side and the server-side as well as things for which to look for whenever someone is transferring information across the wire.

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