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[WordPress] You don’t have permission to attach files to this post

I got this error message when WordPress user try to upload document using Add Media option.

“You don’t have permission to attach files to this post”

I searched about this issue and found few solutions. Sharing all of them with you so try all, you might get one working for you. 🙂

Solution #1
User role given to user might be corrupted. If you are aware with any Role editing plugin, install it and assign below role to user. User need edit_post role along with below options.

unfiltered_upload
upload_files

Solution #2
If you are developer and have access to PHP files, you can add below code in functions.php file. It will give the role of the author the ability to upload files.

$user_role = ‘author’; // Change user role here
$contributor = get_role($user_role);
$contributor->add_cap(‘upload_files’);

Solution #3
Hopefully either of above 2 will work for you. If none of them works, try this one. Try to add the full file path for the uploads directory under Settings > Media.

If neither of above works for you and you found fix from somewhere else, please do not forget to share with me via comment. I will add it here and it might help someone else like you.

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