Easily Fix HTTP Error when uploading Images on WordPress

WordPress is no doubt, one of the best and popular CMS platform. However, being a WordPress user, there are quite a handful of issues you could face on the platform.

One of those issues, is the HTTP error when uploading images on WordPress.

http error when uploading images on wordpress post

As you probably already know, images are useful when conveying messaging in your blog post. And the inability to upload images to your WordPress post as a result of the HTTP error being displayed every time you try, could be a pain in the ass.

Thankfully, fixing this error is quite easy and straight forward.

Solution to HTTP error when uploading Images on WordPress

The best way to fix this issue, is to ascertain where the problem is coming from.

  1. Plugin: HTTP error when trying to upload images to your WordPress post can be triggered by a plugin. Hence, you should deactivate a newly activated plugin and try again. If the problem isn’t as a result of a plugin, move on to the next possible solution.
  2. Internet Service Provider: Yes! Believe it or not, the problem could be from the internet connection you are using. Hence, you should try changing your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and thereafter, try again.
  3. .htacess modification: If both solutions stated above didn’t work, then, there are chances you just switched hosts / servers. If this is the case, you should edit your root .htaccess file in other to fix the HTTP error on image upload.

Simply add the following line of code at the top of the .htaccess file.

SetEnv MAGICK_THREAD_LIMIT 1

Save the changes to the .htaccess file and try re-uploading the image to your WordPress blog. It should work this time.

For those who don’t know how to access .htaccess file, you will need to go through your hosting control panel (CPanel). The simplest way would be going through yourdomainname/cpanel.


Following the possible solutions stated above, you should be able to upload images through your WordPress post dashboard without encountering any HTTP error issue.

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