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Sorry, this file type is not permitted for security reasons

WordPress 5.5.1 on Ubuntu 20.04

I’m trying to upload a .png image and I get this error message “Sorry, this file type is not permitted for security reasons

Which steps should I take to solve this issue?

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Hi there,

By default .png files should not be filtered. Does it happen to all .png files or just a specific one that you are trying to upload?

Besides, that you could edit your wp-config.php and add the following line:

define('ALLOW_UNFILTERED_UPLOADS', true);

Best place to add this is right above the /* That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */ line.

Let me know how it goes. Regards, Bobby