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doesnt meet security guidelines?

  1. what does it mean by this image doesnt meet security guidelines?

  2. also, how do i post a image, cus every time i do, i always end up getting a message saying it doesnt meet security guidelines! wtf!

  3. The type of files that can be uploaded is found here http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/05/07/what-filetypes-can-i-upload/
    Other types will be considered a security threat and you will not be able to upload them.

  4. i mean it says it doesnt meet guidelines wtf? its only like a 50 x 50 image! (in pixels) , its too big? or wtf is it?

  5. it just says this no matter what

    File type does not meet security guidelines. Try another.
    Back to Image Uploading

  6. it just says this no matter what

    File type does not meet security guidelines. Try another.
    Back to Image Uploading

  7. i dont want to purchase nnnothing either

  8. i dont want to purchase nnnothing either

  9. Repeatedly posting like you just did above is not necessary.
    You are getting this message because the image you are trying to upload "does not meet security guidelines". This is a multi-user blogging platform. The only file types allowed are listed in the thread I gave you the link to. The image you are trying to upload must not be one of the file types allowed. You will simply have to accept that and get on with your blogging.

  10. sorry, when i hit the back button it said i didnt post and when i posted again thats wut happened

  11. what type of image are you trying to post (.bmp, .jpg, .gif, etc)?

  12. Are you posting an image that is hosted in another webspace, or uploading an image to your WordPress.com account and posting from there? When do you get the error message, and what method are you using to post (are you using the icon in the visual editor, or the Code editor?)?

  13. The same thing is happening to me too! I don't know what to do! I upload the file, but when I press Upload, it says it doesn't meet security guidelines!

  14. Please see the link timethief included in her first post in this thread. You are more likely to get help with your problem if you give us some details, such as those asked for from the original poster.

  15. Please can you tell us what file type this is?

    JPG? GIF? BMP?

  16. file size in kb's....

  17. it was png and i took a picture using paint

  18. How BIG is it? Not in terms of visual size, but in megs. Sometimes pngs from cameras are huge.

  19. Nevermind I got it

  20. This can happen if the file doesn't have an extension.

  21. so what do i do? other pictures have worked but the ones of me isn't and it's really annoying.

  22. See what Matt just said. Make sure the name ends in the proper format: ie blahblahfilename.jpg or blahblahfilename.png or whatever. It needs the end bit on it.

    And when you report problems, please tell us the name of the file in full.

  23. Well, the repeated questions may have been annoying but the answers were helpful--I was trying to upload a .bmp. I'll just save it as a .jpg. Thanks, and glad to know about the link to the file upload types.

  24. We had a thread a few days ago and we were reminded that *.bmp's were not allowed.

    Gotta admit that I would love to know why. Never heard of a security risk concerning *.bmp files. I've wondered if it's a filesize issue as *.tifs are not allowed either. But yet *.gifs and *.pngs are. Hmmm.....

    edit: I noted that *.txt got removed again. It was in that list a long while back.

  25. Yeah, I would imagine .bmps are banned because of their unfeasible size. You can still upload .txt files, but for some reason they don't want us to know that. I had a few 'disappear' a while back.

  26. I'm having the same problem. It's a flash video file about 700k in size. As I see it I should be able to post whatever the hell I want... being the site admin. It shouldn't matter how insecure the filetype is or how big it is. It should just assume, as the admin, I know what I'm doing... now I have to manually FTP it, which is a pain in the ass.

  27. you're talking about being site admin and FTP, so i think you're at the wrong site...

    Read Me First
    7 Things to Know Before Posting in the WordPress.com Forums
    http://wordpress.org/support

  28. yes it seems the image needs to have the extension, '.jpg' for example, for it to work.

  29. When creating and uploading an image to wordpress.com here are some basics worth remembering:
    (1) Be sure your image is one of these file types - jpg, jpeg, png, gif (Note that bmp's cannot be uploaded due to size).
    (2) Do not use anything in the file name except letters and numbers. Use no spaces, no dashes, no underscores, or any type of special character or punctuation, except for the dot between the file name and the extension. Also make sure that the file name has an extension.
    (3) If you are using iPhoto, then use the "export" function under the file menu to export the image to your desktop before trying to upload it to WordPress.
    (4) If you are not using the image in thumbnail size, make sure that the image is not too wide for the post area in your particular theme. You can find maximum image widths for the most popular themes here: http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/09/25/how-big-can-my-images-be/
    (5) Optimize your images so that your blog pages will load faster. See http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/05/08/optimise-your-images/
    (6) How to upload pictures in posts: http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/07/16/how-do-i-upload-pictures/
    (7) How do I get text to go around a picture: http://faq.wordpress.com/2006/05/29/how-do-i-get-text-to-go-around-a-picture/

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