When configuring Download Monitor, it’s important to understand which file types are allowed for upload. Download Monitor typically follows the same file type restrictions as WordPress itself. In this documentation article, we will provide an overview of the file types that are allowed for upload in Download Monitor, which are consistent with WordPress’s native file type support.
WordPress has a built-in system for managing media files, which includes various file types that are allowed for upload by default. Download Monitor leverages this functionality, ensuring that users can upload files commonly used in web content and downloadable resources.
File Types Allowed by Default
WordPress allows the following file types for upload:
.pdf (Adobe Portable Document Format)
.doc, .docx (Microsoft Word Document)
.ppt, .pptx, .pps, .ppsx (Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation)
.odt (OpenDocument Text Document)
.xls, .xlsx (Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet)
.psd (Adobe Photoshop Document)
.mp3 (MPEG Audio Layer III)
.m4a (MPEG-4 Audio Layer)
.ogg, .oga (OGG Vorbis)
.wav (Waveform Audio File Format)
.mp4, .m4v (MPEG-4 Video File)
.mov (QuickTime Movie)
.wmv (Windows Media Video)
.avi (Audio Video Interleave)
Download Monitor aligns itself with WordPress’s native file type support. This means that when you use Download Monitor to upload files, you can expect it to accept the same file types as mentioned above. It provides a user-friendly interface for managing and organizing downloadable files on your WordPress website while adhering to these file type restrictions.
File Type Not Allowed
If you are seeing one of the errors ‘file type not allowed’ or ‘download is not allowed for this file type’ you can solve this by changing the allowed file types in WordPress – more information about how to do this on this article.