Post-Processing of the Image Failed – WordPress Easy fix

Your website is running fine until this morning when you tried to upload an image to your new article and boom you get this error

Post-processing of the image failed likely because the server is busy or does not have enough resources. Uploading a smaller image may help. Suggested maximum size is 2500 pixels.

Hey! just before you get really mad, hear this, the error message you just recieve above while trying to upload an image is a quick fix, with just a few clicks through your c panel and you’re back to uploading images on your site.

Here is why you’re seeing this error message

Your PHP settings have maxed out.

Literally your php has run out of its resources, there is no enough room for it to carry out its job, you need to give it more room by tweaking some settings on your c panel.

I am sure your first guess was your image is too big, and then you try reducing the pixels or size but that dint work and then you thought to yourself, maybe my server has exausted its resource and I should upgrade.

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Fix Post-processing of the image failed likely because the server is busy or does not have enough resources. Uploading a smaller image may help. The suggested maximum size is 2500 pixels.

Follow this step by step instruction to resolve the above error. The steps requires you to login to your c panel dashboard. As a quick hint, it is okay to contact your hosting company and ask them to “set your PHP settings to their maxes” and that will get you this same result.

Solution:

Log into your cPanel – you can also access your Cpanel from here yourdomainname.com/cpanel
(This will usually be the login information you received from your host to log into that account. If you can’t remember these credentials, go ahead and check your primary email address, you should have a copy of these credentials there.)

cPanel Dashboard Example

Scroll down to “Software” and click on “Select PHP Version.”

cPanel Select PHP Version

On the next screen you’ll see what PHP version you’re currently set at and a couple of tabs. Click on the “Options” tab.

Current PHP Version

From here all you need to do is set your memory_limit line to the max in the drop down – in my case, this was 512M. It saves when you select it, so don’t worry about having to hit a “Save” or “Commit” button anywhere.

PHP Memory Limit

Wrap Up

Your problem is now solved, return to your post, refresh the page and try uploading your image once more. If the problem still persists (it shouldn’t) then do not hesitate to contact your hosting company.

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