Tip: Making Audio Posts

You don’t always have to use text or video for your posts. You can use just some audio when it is appropriate. For music creators, it can be ideal. But even for wordsmiths, it can sometimes be useful to turn a voice recording into a post. It can help you get complex ideas on to your site quicker, and provide a nice personal touch. If you are a Mac user, you can use the Voice Memos app to record and drag directly into WordPress. If you experience the “security reasons” bug when trying to upload your audio, see https://wptipsandhacks.com/hacks/fixing-the-security-reasons-media-upload-bug.html for a solution.

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Hack: Fixing the “Security Reasons” Media Upload Bug

There are lots of people complaining about trying to upload media to WordPress and getting a “Not Permitted For Security Reasons” error message. Sounds pretty serious, but what it actually means is that the file type is not on a list of allowed file types for upload. So if you are trying to upload an audio .m4a file, like I was this week, it doesn’t mean m4a files are security risks, just that the file type isn’t on the list of allowed types.

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