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    So I had a request to add a super big menu in WordPress, and some sub menu’s and then after configuring the menu and clicking save half my menu disappeared. Apparently there is a limit that is set.

    This limit is not imposed by WordPress but by your web hosting server because of some security reasons. In PHP, there is a thing called post vars that controls menu items. By default maximum post vars are much limited as most of the websites require only a few menu items.

    It is very easy to increase number of post vars using php.ini

    All you need to do is adding a piece of code in your php.ini file. Keep in mind that different web hosts support different kind of methods and we have listed all here;

    Increasing max_input_vars

    To increase input_vars add the following code in your php.ini file

    max_input_vars = 3000;

    Note – Create a text file name php.ini and add this code to that file and place this file in your WordPress root. If your host doesn’t support custom php.ini file get their support to add this code ot php.ini file

    If your server is using Suhosin

    If your hosting server has Suhosin running, it will affect your WordPress menu limit and you need to add the following code in your php.ini file; = 5000

    suhosin.request.max_vars = 5000

    Other methods

    If above given workarounds don’t work, you can also try some other;

    1.Add php.ini in wp-admin folder

    Create a php.ini file with the below given code and put it into wp-admin folder

    max_input_vars = 3000;

    This is the one that worked for me!

    2.Add .user.ini file

    Create a file .user.ini and add the following code to it and try placing it in WordPress root or in wp-admin folder;

    max_input_vars = 5000;

    Hopefully one of the method should work for you.

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    Read more at:

    The WordPress Menu Item Limit or: Help! Half my menu items just disappeared!


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    So … sometimes you on shared hosting and you need to import a large database. Problem phpmyadmin only supports a max of > 50MB. So the first option is to check the php.ini or the cursed .htaccess file – however many times shared providers override these or won’t allow an apache restart immediately.

    So in comes BigDump SQL Import (


    1. 1- Download this file or from the
    2. 2- Open bigdump.php in a text editor, adjust the database configuration and dump file encoding.
    3. 3- Drop the old tables on the target database if your dump doesn’t contain “DROP TABLE” (use phpMyAdmin).
    4. 4- Create the working directory (e.g. dump) on your web server
    5. 5- Upload bigdump.php and the dump files (*.sql or *.gz) via FTP to the working directory (take care of TEXT mode upload for bigdump.php and dump.sql butBINARY mode for dump.gz if uploading from MS Windows).
    6. 6- Run the bigdump.php from your web browser via URL like
    7. 7- Now you can select the file to be imported from the listing of your working directory. Click “Start import” to start.
    8. 8- BigDump will start every next import session automatically if JavaScript is enabled in your browser.
    9. 9- Relax and wait for the script to finish. Do NOT close the browser window!
    10. — IMPORTANT: Remove bigdump.php and your dump files from your web server.


    Credits to

    Happy importing


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    On shared hosting/VPN or cloud if you’d like to increase the default max file upload size from 10M check our the below

    You need to set the value of upload_max_filesize and post_max_size in your php.ini (in the example below 40M is what I’ve set the max upload to, however you can change to whatever you’d like eg. 100M etc.):

    ; Maximum allowed size for uploaded files.
    upload_max_filesize = 40M
    ; Must be greater than or equal to upload_max_filesize
    post_max_size = 40M
    Or in the cursed .htaccess file 
    php_value upload_max_filesize 40M
    php_value post_max_size 40M

    Happy uploading ....