Safe SVG

Enable SVG uploads and sanitize them to stop XML/SVG vulnerabilities in your WordPress website
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Safe SVG is the best way to Allow SVG Uploads in WordPress!

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Simple but Highly Effective

By tadees on November 30, 2022

Great little plugin that does exactly what it says. And does it easily. (Still not sure why SVGs are not supported natively but that's another discussion) Thank you, job well done!


By hansashift on August 16, 2022

Works like a charm

Why is this not a part of core?

By Blockify (blockify) on April 1, 2022

Great plugin, does what it says. Should be core functionality.

Incredibly useful!

By Gwyneth Llewelyn (GwynethLlewelyn) on February 23, 2022

Why Automattic hates SVG has always been a source of confusion to me. Why shouldn't uploading SVG be as easy and straightforward as any other kind of (supported) image? Then again, it's true that you can write malicious code inside a SVG rather easily. The solution? Safe SVG. It cleans up a malformed or malicious SVG during the upload, so that when it arrives in your Media Library, it will already have been sanitised. The plugin is as simple to operate as it is useful. All parts of WP that require opening the Media Library browser will now accept SVGs as well. As others have remarked, there are some outstanding issues when previewing SVGs inside Gutenberg. No surprises there — this plugin has predated Gutenberg, and (at the time of writing) has been abandoned for about two years, during which Automattic has been eagerly upgrading WordPress. The author has not gone away, though. He is still actively developing the sanitising part of the plugin, using a library he has developed and posted on GitHub, and which has accepted several contributions and gone through many code reviews. It's possibly the reference library for SVG sanitation written in PHP. And fortunately he's now back and has released a brand new version as of late February 2022 :)

Agency go-to for SVG uploads

By Cory Hughart (cr0ybot) on February 14, 2022

Our agency has a talented illustrator who is adept at creating SVGs, particularly with self-contained CSS animations. We would be loading them all manually from the theme folder with no path to easily add new or replace existing SVGs without developer involvement if it weren't for this plugin. We install Safe SVG on pretty much all sites we custom build for our clients. I'm really hoping for some additional features to come to this plugin to better support the Gutenberg editor, since the core image block doesn't handle SVGs well. But that doesn't affect my 5-star review as the most reliable SVG upload plugin.

Updated! Feb 23rd 2022

By alex.alp on February 23, 2022

I used to install this plugin on all clients' websites, but sadly, the plugin has been not upgraded for 2 years! so i replaced it for another one. Updated review, the plugin finally has been updated, so all good now!

Works with WP Bakery

By Duke Snoogens (MikeLoucas) on January 7, 2022

Works with WP Bakery out of the box!

Should be default in WP

By contreforme on November 18, 2021

WP should incorporate this plugin asap. SVG support is now common everywhere and we still have to rely on a plugin that is no longer maintained and is clearly the best IMHO.

A must for WP

By rawny on April 29, 2021

Just loved the plugin. Used it on a couple of website. Never failed me. Thanks to the developers who did a wonderful job.

Great SVG plugin

By Graham Smith on February 3, 2021

Great little plugin, ideal for displaying SVG brand logo images as part of a logo wall. Seems to work fine with Divi and WP 5.6. Thanks developers!

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