Many web servers have a file size upload limit. If you have large audio or video files you may need to upload your files using FTP.
Before you begin you will need the following:
- Your FTP server: ftp.example.com
- FTP username: yourName
- FTP user password: example4Pass1w0rd
- Location of the large file(s) on your hard drive. These files should NOT have spaces or special characters. I think it is a good practice, avoids potential problems, and simplifies troubleshooting.
Upload the files using FTP:
- Launch your favorite FTP client and log into your FTP server.
- Navigate to the Sermon Browser Upload folder. The default folder is wp-content/uploads/sermons/
- Note: For most of my customers I set the base FTP directory as the Sermon directory. This means that you will not need to locate the sermons folder (you are already in it).
- Locate the file(s) on your hard drive.
- Upload the file(s) and wait for the upload to complete.
Verify the files are found in the Sermon Browser:
This verification step is not mandatory, but it is a good idea to check that you can see the files in the Uploads area.
- Log into your WordPress site
- Click on Sermons on the lower right part of the page
- Click on Uploads underneath Sermons.
- The files should be listed as Unlinked files
Add a Sermon and choose the file. This step is the same as adding a sermon the regular way but you choose an existing file rather than upload one.