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How to Upload SVG Files to WordPress

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SVG stands for Scalable Vector Graphics and is one of the most popular file formats used in web design. It’s a vector-based image format that has been gaining traction lately, thanks to its scalability. If you’re a website owner who wants to upload SVGs onto your WordPress site, then this blog post is for you. Here you will find an overview of how to upload SVG files into WordPress.

The Basics of SVG Uploading

When it comes to SVGs, there are a few important things you need to know before uploading them onto your WordPress site. First and foremost, ensure that your SVGs are properly optimized and compressed for web usage. This will help speed up loading times and make sure that visitors have the best user experience possible when visiting your site. It’s also important to make sure that any SVGs you upload are free from malicious code or unwanted objects like JavaScript or Flash animations. This will help keep your WordPress site secure from hackers and other malicious actors.

Now let’s go through the process of actually uploading an SVG file into WordPress. First, open the Media Library by navigating to “Media > Add New” on the left-hand side menu in the dashboard of your WordPress site. Then click “Select Files” and choose the SVG file from your computer which you wish to upload. Once it has finished uploading, click “Insert Into Post” button at the bottom right corner of the window, and it will be ready for use on your WordPress site!

WordPress Security Settings

It should be noted that in order for an SVG file to be uploaded into WordPress, certain security settings must first be enabled in order for it work correctly. By default, these settings are disabled due to security risks posed by maliciously crafted SVG files; however, if you trust all the sources from where you obtain SVGs files then feel free to enable these settings as needed by checking off “Allow SVGs?” under Settings > Media Settings > Misc Settings in your dashboard menu bar on left-hand side panel of your WordPress website dashboard area. After enabling this setting, try uploading an SVG again following steps outlined above—it should now work fine!


In conclusion, using SVGs can help improve user experience on your website as well as helping it look more aesthetically pleasing with minimal effort required on part of webmaster or designer working on website content elements like logos or images would be included within page content displayed across various parts throughout website design elements such as headers footers etcetera . If you want to include these types of visuals on your website but don’t know how—following steps outlined above should help get started successfully incorporating Scalable Vector Graphics into next project!

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