How to allow any file type upload (MediaWiki)

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Just go into your LocalSettings.php file and add these lines (or change their values if the variables are already mentioned in this file):

$wgCheckFileExtensions = false;

$wgVerifyMimeType = false;
$wgFileExtensions = array( 'png', 'gif', 'jpg', 'jpeg' );

Note: you'll need only these three variables to unrestrict file types upload process...but if you want to control some file types extensions you could use the following variables:

$wgStrictFileExtensions = false;

$wgFileBlacklist = array();
$wgMimeTypeBlacklist= array();

This approach could be useful if your MediaWiki installation is only for your own personal use and you are sick and tired of it telling you couldn’t [gs upload] this and that file type.


Note that if a file extension is listed in the [gs variable] $wgFileBlacklist then it doesn’t matter how you change the other variables, it will be blocked!




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