Adjust file upload size in contact form 7

Briefly – I spent way too much time over way too many days trying to allow a larger file to be submitted via contact form 7…

Everything I could find for cpanel, php.ini, dunctions.php. .htaccess, blah, blah, blah… I tried, But I realized it is JUST the contact form 7.

To see if it is true for you too, go to Media > add new and if the limit on the bottom of that screen is about as high as you want it – add the largest tile allowed. In my case I added a 5 megapop file and uploaded fine. Its got to be the CF7 setup as the WP and cPanel allow an admin upload…

On closer inspection I see that my contact form 7 wants me to input the file size as bytes – so if I want to allow 8 megapops (bytes, not kilo or mega or abbreviations) I have to put in a number reflecting bytes – as in type out 8 million as a number –  [file* your-resume limit:8000000]

Adjust file size in contact form 7 is surprisingly useful


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WordPress plugins

Disable XML rpc
Disable Comments
Hide wp-login
No Captcha Recaptcha

Sometimes it snows in April

19 inches in 24 hours? In April? I thought Prince was being Poetic…

Directory Indexing in WordPress

Just plunk this line in there!

Indexing is an option that allows the contents of a directory to be displayed in the browser when the directory does not contain an index page.

WordPress and many of its security plugins disable this to prevent access to core wordpress files stored in the root directory of your wordpress site.

Sometimes though you need to allow access to a directory (if only for a short while) and to do that you need to go around WordPress – To do that you just plunk the link below into your .htaccess file and you are good to go.

Note: It is recommended (not just by me but the whole wordpress community) that you remove or disable this option when it is not needed.

To DISABLE Directory Browsing or Indexing

Type or copy and past the following line of text in to your blank file.
Note: I add the work “All” so that every folder in that directory follows the same rule.

Options All -Indexes

To ENABLE Directory Browsing or Indexing

You can reactivate it by adding the following line to your .htaccess file:

Options +Indexes

Once this is added, the directory will fully index again.

4 minutes of cats eating dried bonito flakes…

Contact Form 7 Email Problems

Problem with from email in emails from WordPress plugin ‘Contact Form 7’. Email is hosted on a separate server – they haver a corporate exchange server… I want emails from the form to have sent by address of “’…

WP Version: 4.8
CF7 Version: 4.8

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I am having a problem with the ‘Sent By’ address in the Contact Form 7 settings. I have specified the FROM email to be in wordpress and “Contact Form 7” (See screen shot below…)


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But when the email arrives it denotes that the email is ‘Sent By’ a generic email address — ‘’

Both the “TO” address show this (screen grab of email)


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and emails “FROM” the domain… (screen grab of email)


Gonna post some cute cat photos while I work the bugs out of a couple of wordpress things… This is ‘Star’ in her bucket.starbucket

Filezilla window off screen on Mac

big-filezilla-iconSo I go to use Filezilla today and the top half of the window – with the menu bar – is not visible. It has been pushed up past the top Mac menu bar on my screen and I cannot access or see any of the menu’s for it or any shortcuts. This appears to have happened because I was using Filezilla on a larger external monitor before I switched to my Macbook without the external monitor and I stretched the application window to a height taller than the Macbook’s screen.

Anywho – I need filezilla resized and able to be used so I searched hither and yon to find that if you press keys SHIFT OPTION COMMAND while clicking the Filezilla icon in the doc or application folder it will reset the window size to defaults. Nice. Just thought I would share that for others and document it for myself for when i do it again and you know I will…

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