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How to change the maximum file size for the file integrity scan

By default, Melapress File Monitor scans files up to 5 MB in size. However, you can configure the plugin to scan larger files. This FAQ explains how.

Why does the plugin have a maximum file scan size?

The largest source code file in a default WordPress installation is smaller than 5 MB. Source code files are rarely bigger than that. So, to ensure the plugin does not consume unnecessary resources, it has a maximum file size limit.

If you have files that are bigger than the configured maximum file size on your WordPress website, the plugin will notify you about it:
Learn more about how Melapress File Monitor detects file changes in WordPress.

How can you change the maximum file scan size?

To change the maximum file scan size, first navigate to File Monitoring > Settings. Scroll down until you find the What is the biggest file size the plugin should scan? section and enter the new value in MB in the File size limit field, as shown in the screenshot below.

Click Save once ready for the changes to take effect.