Upload Settings

File Upload Display

Display the uploader to everyone, just to logged in users, just to administrators or to nobody.

Upload Directory (PRO)

This is relative to your WordPress home folder. The default location is wp-content/uploads/simple-file-list/ , but you can change this. Changing the path will create a new directory if it does not yet exist.

Upload Limit

You can limit the number of files that can be uploaded per submission.

Maximum File Size

You can limit the size of the file to be uploaded. Your hosting limits the maximum file upload size to 256 MB.

File Types

Restrict the types of files that can be uploaded. Only accept the file types you absolutely need. Here is a list of some common types:

gif, jpg, jpeg, png, tif, pdf, wav, wmv, wma, avi, mov, mp4, m4v, mp3

Certain possibly dangerous file types are always blocked from uploads.

Allow Overwriting

Chose to allow new files to replace existing files or rename new files by adding a number.

12 thoughts on “Upload Settings”

  1. Is it possible, and are you thinking about, restricting uploads to other than Admin, such as Contributor or Editor?
    Allowing all users is too broad and Admin only is too narrow. I have people I would like to allow to upload, but not have Admin rights.

  2. Hii Mitch,

    This plugin is really great and I hope it will soon will be ulitilsed by a great number of wordpress users. The interface looks good, but I am having a small query. Can you please provide options to have settings to add custom fields in the upload form, like let’s say “Version”, “data source”, etc with the option to add them in file listings as well, so that the file usage by the users can be made more standardised. It would be a great help in shaping my website.


    Hope to hear from you soon

    • Thank you. Most users wouldn’t need this functionality, so this might make a good extension. Adding a custom form builder would add a lot of code weight. How would this extra information be used? Displayed along with the file or just included with the upload notice?

  3. Why are descriptions not showing whenever a user uploads a file with description? I have tried this myself and I’m only able to add description in admin panel only. I want my users to upload files with description and to have description automatically displayed.

    • The maximum upload size is determined by both PHP’s upload_max_size and post_max_size. The plugin will use the lesser of the two. Check to be sure both settings are adequate for your needs.

    • A logged in user is any user which appears on the main User’s page, and is logged in. You can also use the Password Protect feature built into WordPress to control access to the file upload page for non-Wordpress users. Choose “Anyone Can Upload” within the File Upload settings to in that case.


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