Pro Mime Types allows you to enable or disable many MIME types uploads.
You can also see the list of all active MIME types on the site or network.
- When a MIME type is allowed: Users allowed to upload files can now do so for that MIME type.
- When a MIME type is disallowed: The user gets an error that the file isn’t allowed for security reasons.
For WordPress Multisite networks, enable this plugin in network-mode control MIME types on the entire network.
- Control many MIME types for upload via a modern interface.
- All assumed safe MIME types are enabled by default.
- All assumed unsafe MIME types have a tooltip with an explanation. Hover over the big colored icon.
- View all allowed MIME types for the site (also those enabled by other plugins).
- Sort through text, code, and miscellaneous file types via the Media Library,
- Sorting through images, audio, video, documents, spreadsheets, and archives now recognizes more types.
- For Multisite: This plugin can run in single-site mode, where every subsite has custom-allowed MIME types. Only the network administrator can assign these.
- For Multisite: This plugin can run in network mode, where all sites are allowed the same MIME types. You can configure the allowed MIME types via the network administration UI.
Note: Direct PHP file uploads cannot be enabled via this plugin. You should use FTP for that.
- Install Pro Mime Types either via the WordPress.org plugin directory or by uploading the files to your server.
- Either Network Activate this plugin or activate it on a single site.
- If you’re on a MultiSite network, you can set up the default options for the whole network in your Network Settings menu.
- If you’re on a Single Site installation, you can set up the default options within the Settings menu.
- That’s it! Enjoy!
I enabled a file type, but I still couldn’t upload it
Not all PHP installations recognize MIME types the same way, making it difficult for us to test every file type.
If you find an issue, please open a support topic or GitHub issue and detail your website’s PHP version and image extension so we can start investigating the MIME type.
Contributors & Developers
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After eight years without updates (yet still working with the latest version of WordPress), Pro Mime Types got rewritten from the ground up. Now it’s written by a senior PHP developer (me) instead of a noob (also me).
- Security: Resolved a security vulnerability (CSRF) due to missing nonces, where a rogue actor could enable and disable MIME-type support after tricking an admin into clicking a rogue link. Props Nguyen Xuan Chien via PatchStack.
- Added: You can now submit translations for this plugin via WordPress.org.
image/webpare now supported MIME types.
.xmlare now supported extensions.
- Added: Extensive type detection for the image and video MIME types mentioned above. WordPress uses this for shortcodes and file extension conversion.
- Added: This plugin can now be used on a WordPress Multisite network in single-site mode.
- However, network administrative capabilities are still required to change MIME-type support. Regular site administrators cannot enable MIME-type support on a network for your security.
- Added: You can now filter in custom MIME types via filter
pmt_supported_mime_types. That filter must be registered before
- Added: The plugin options are saved when installing the plugin. This prevents extra database lookups on every request when the options are left as default.
- Added: Now allows uploading of file types even if WordPress fails to deduct them.
- Added: You can now sort through text, code, and miscellaneous file types in the Media Library.
- Changed: The “allowed MIME types” list now shows the actual values recognized by WordPress instead of inferring from the options set with this plugin.
- Changed: The plugin translation domain is now
- Changed: Now requires WP 5.3 or later because it adds a test for the following PHP requirement.
- Changed: Now requires PHP 7.4 or later.
- Changed: The plugin and all its files now use license GPLv3, from “GPLv2 or later.”
- Improved: All MIME type options are now stored in a single row, comma separated by “extension regex,” instead of using 90 rows (one for each type).
- After updating, all options will be migrated. It would be best if you did not downgrade, or you’ll get 90 extraneous settings in your database.
- Note: During the upgrade, if the plugin operates in single-site mode on a network, then only the first site that receives a request will get migrated the options; all other sites will use the default settings. This plugin has too small of a reach to consider this edge case. Moreover, the settings weren’t always reachable in single-site mode, anyway.
- Improved: Overall performance by implementing better coding standards.
- Removed: Pro Sites support and all related settings; that plugin has been abandoned.
- Removed: Shortcode
- Removed: All old functions, filters, actions, callbacks, and globals.
- Removed: Support for
.flvfile extensions. Shockwave Flash is long gone.
- Removed: Support for
.sea(Compact Pro) file sorting in WordPress’s Media Library. I couldn’t find a valid MIME type.
- Removed: Support for
.php(PHP Hypertext Processor) file sorting in WordPress’s Media Library. Consider using FTP.
- Implementing this via Pro Mime Types would allow the uploading of PHP files, which we will refuse to implement.
- Fixed: Fatal Error on attachment call.
- Confirmed: WP 4.3.1 support.
- Fixed: Wrong call in ext2type filter.
- Added: Default MIME options (enabled for safe, disabled for the rest) (effective only before the first save has been made).
- Added: Default MIME Types are directly active on the first activation.
- Added: single-site compatibility.
- Added: Extra option saving sanitation.
- Removed: Pro Sites information on non-multisite installations.
- Cleaned: HTML.
- Cleaned: PHP code.
- Compatibility: PHP7 & WP 4.3.0 tested.
- Fixed PHP warning.
- Made the shortcodes conforming to the WordPress coding standards.
- Now uses Object Cache to determine Pro Site level, updates every 4 hours.
- Fixed PHP notice.
- Loaded global variable $promimes within ‘init’ instead of ‘wp’.
- Initial Release.