Certain new items have no metadata, file, or collection


I'm having problems creating certain types of items in the administration module of Omeka 2.1.4. I enter various metadata in the "Dublin Core" tab; set the item type to "Still Image"; and select the file in the "Files" tab. After I click the "Add Item" button, a new item is created that has no metadata, file, or collection. It shows up in the items list as "[Untitled]". This happens with TIFF, JPEG2000, MPEG-4, and PNG files that I've tried, but does not happen with JPEG or PDF files. File size does not appear to be a factor, as a 4MB JPEG will be accepted, whereas a 4MB TIFF file will be rejected.

Does anyone have any ideas as to what could be causing this?


I'm not sure what's happening there. Have you checked the Omeka log or your Apache/PHP logs to see if there's any information that looks relevant?

I will say that Omeka 2.2 makes some significant changes to how files and thumbnails get handled. It might be worth it to try out upgrading to the latest version, 2.2.1.

Thanks, John. I tracked it down to post_max_size in php.ini. The error in the Apache log was:

PHP Warning: POST Content-Length of 23770067 bytes exceeds the limit of 8388608 bytes in Unknown on line 0

I increased post_max_size to 1000M and all is well.