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wp_handle_sideload() WP 1.0

Wrapper for _wp_handle_upload().

Passes the {@see 'wp_handle_sideload'} action.

No Hooks.


Array. On success, returns an associative array of file attributes. On failure, returns $overrides['upload_error_handler']( &$file,$message) or array('error'=>$message).


wp_handle_sideload( $file, $overrides, $time );
$file(array) (required) (passed by reference — &)
Reference to a single element of $_FILES. Call the function once for each uploaded file.
An associative array of names => values to override default variables.
Default: false
Time formatted in 'yyyy/mm'.
Default: null



Since 2.6.0 Introduced.

Code of wp_handle_sideload() WP 5.8.1

function wp_handle_sideload( &$file, $overrides = false, $time = null ) {
	 *  $_POST['action'] must be set and its value must equal $overrides['action']
	 *  or this:
	$action = 'wp_handle_sideload';
	if ( isset( $overrides['action'] ) ) {
		$action = $overrides['action'];

	return _wp_handle_upload( $file, $overrides, $time, $action );

upload download (file system)

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