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File Upload improvements: Bigger files—and more of them!

By Cody Curry · June 1st, 2017

One of the most-used features in Wufoo is the File Upload field. It’s an indispensable feature that we love, and something that we know you all find useful too. We have some exciting improvements to share about our File Upload field, and we want to give you a quick run-down. Let’s get to it.

Increased Space for Each File Upload Field

We’ve dramatically increased the upload limit on the majority of our paid plans. Previously, you could upload files up to 10 MB in size. That’s nothing to sneeze at, and is usually plenty of space for most of the documents and images that people often use our file upload field for, but sometimes space is a bit tight! We’ve increased that limit from 10 MB to 25 MB for each File Upload field, which should take a bit of the pressure off for larger files!

File upload limit per field

Larger Overall Upload Limit for Each Entry

We did away with our previous limit on the overall amount of data you can upload to a form. With the previous version of our File Upload feature, you could upload a total of 20 MB of files with each Entry. Starting today, we’re pushing that up to 100 MB.

File upload limit per form

Use Cases

A Ton of Files

Let’s say I’m accepting photo submissions for my recycled bicycle sculpture contest. I need to accept 10 images, and I want to be sure I’m staying within the upload limits. I’m going to set the upload limit for each File Upload field to 10 MB, which should be plenty of room for each image. Then, I’ll set the overall upload limit of my form to 100 MB and watch those beautiful sculpture photos roll in!

A Few Great Files

On the other hand, 10 photos of your bike sculpture may be a bit excessive. What if I want to ask for just a few files, but I want them to be the best they can be? I’ll start again with four File Upload fields and crank the upload limit for each field up to 25 MB. Now we’re talking! I’m swimming in pixels.

Mix-and-Match

Alright, those files are massive. I’ve decided I just need a quick look at your best photo, and I need a copy of your artist statement. To save space and speed things up for my friendly bicycle sculptors I’m going to start from scratch with just two File Upload fields. I’m going to limit the first to 10 MB (for the artist statement document). The other I’ll leave at 25 MB (for the best photo they can muster).

Whew. I’ve crowned a winner. Just in time to plan the parade and national tour. My work is never done, but don’t let me distract you from yours! These expanded File Upload options are available on our Bona Fide plan and higher. If you’d like to learn a bit more about how our new file upload options work, check it out in our help center, and please let us know what you think!

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  1. I am so happy you raised the limit per file! This is really going to be helpful.

    Posted 8 months ago by Michael.
  2. @Michael Thanks—we hope it’s useful for you!

    Posted 7 months ago by Cody Curry.
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