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How to specify what media can be uploaded in Joomla

The purpose of this tutorial is to show you how to specify what media can be uploaded in Joomla.

In order to specify what types of media can be uploaded to your site, you will need to set the allowed file extensions. When logged in and at your admin panel:

  • From the menu at the top left, select and click on Site.
  • From the drop-down menu, select and click on Global Configuration.
  • At the Global Configuration window, go to the System settings tab.
  • Scroll down and you will see a box called Media Settings. The first item in the box is Legal Extensions (File Types), next to Legal Extensions enter the file types you want to allow and separate each with a comma.
  • You can also change the maximum file size and the paths to the media and image folders here.
  • If you would like to allow any users to be able to upload files, click the *No* radio button next to Restrict Uploads.
  • Scroll up and click on the Save icon in the upper right corner and a verification window will show that your changes have been updated and saved.

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