WordPress – File type does not meet security guidelines. Try another. Error

This Error message comes when you are trying to upload image,music or video files which are not supported by wordpress.

WordPress have some whitelist of file types which are allowed to upload, Other files are not allowed to upload due to the security reasons.

Accepted Filetypes


  1. .jpg
  2. .jpeg
  3. .png
  4. .gif

For More information Read WordPress Images


  1. .mp4
  2. .mov
  3. .wmv
  4. .avi
  5. .mpg
  6. .m4v


  1. .mp3
  2. .m4a
  3. .ogg
  4. .wav


  1. .pdf (Portable Document Format; Adobe Acrobat)
  2. .doc, .docx (Microsoft Word Document)
  3. .ppt, .pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation)
  4. .odt (OpenDocument Text Document)

For more information Read WordPress Supported fietypes

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  1. thanks for the video upload help!

  2. I’m trying to upload a standard word doc and it’s giving me this security guidelines message – in an MU blog. Any advice?

  3. Snilesh need your help.
    1) How 2 change the font of Post/Page Title?
    2) How 2 add an image(left,center or right) in Post/Page Title?

  4. This is a helpfull comment. It should have it’s own post. Thax very much.

  5. Regarding: File type does not meet security guidelines. Try another.

    I found out when replacing images in WordPress using Internet Explorer I get this error message. But when using Apple Safari or Mozilla Firefox I can replace images without any problems.

    Hope this helps. But would like to know how to fix Internet Explorer.