What types of files can I upload to my WordPress Site?

Filed under: Technical Support

WordPress comes with the ability to manage a variety of different file types.

If the type of file that you want to upload is not listed in the default file type list then you have the option of editing WordPress to extend the features and allow your specific type or you can FTP the file to your site and manage it manually outside of WordPress.

Default File Types Supported by WordPress


  • .jpg
  • .jpeg
  • .png
  • .gif


  • .pdf (Portable Document Format; Adobe Acrobat)
  • .doc, .docx (Microsoft Word Document)
  • .ppt, .pptx, .pps, .ppsx (Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation)
  • .odt (OpenDocument Text Document)
  • .xls, .xlsx (Microsoft Excel Document)


  • .mp3
  • .m4a
  • .ogg
  • .wav


  • .mp4, .m4v (MPEG-4)
  • .mov (QuickTime)
  • .wmv (Windows Media Video)
  • .avi
  • .mpg
  • .ogv (Ogg)
  • .3gp (3GPP)
  • .3g2 (3GPP2)