OBJECTIVE: INCREASE THE MAX FILESIZE PARAMETER FOR UPLOADS INTO WORDPRESS to 40 Megabytes via ../wp-admin/media-new.php
Many other avenues were attempted, but what worked was simply to
modify the php.ini file line:
post_max_size = 40M
The post_max_size was the line to modify and not upload_max_filesize
Which is what had me stumped for awhile – you’d think you’d have to modify the upload parameter, but actually it’s the post parameter which needs modification. Not intuitive, but there it is.