PHP Ajax Multiple Image Upload Using Bootstrap-fileinput

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Inside this article we will see the concept i.e PHP Ajax Multiple Image Upload Using Bootstrap-fileinput. Article contains the classified information about file upload in PHP using ajax and bootstrap-input.

Bootstrap fileinput is a bootstrap plugin. bootstrap-fileinput provide us to upload multiple images or file using dropzone js. bootstrap-fileinput is also use dropzone js for image upload. bootstrap-fileinput is super and amazing plugin.

Bootstrap fileinput Plugin creates a attractive layout to upload images into PHP application.

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Let’s get started.

Create PHP Application

To create this simple application we will create files and folders. Create a folder with name “php-fileupload” in your localhost path.

  • Create a file index.php into it. It will show UI of file upload to user.
  • Create a folder uploads into it. To store images when we uploads. Make sure folder contains the sufficient permissions to read and write functions.
  • Create a file upload.php into it. This is functional file which uploads images.

Front-end Settings

Open index.php file from application and write this following code into it.

<!DOCTYPE html>

<html lang="en">


    <link href="" rel="stylesheet">

    <link href="" media="all" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

    <link href="" media="all" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

    <title>PHP Ajax Multiple Image Upload Using Bootstrap-fileinput</title>

    <style type="text/css">
        .main-section {

            margin: 0 auto;

            padding: 20px;

            margin-top: 100px;

            background-color: #fff;

            box-shadow: 0px 0px 20px #c1c1c1;



        .fileinput-upload {

            display: none;



<body class="bg-primary">

    <div class="container">

        <div class="row">

            <div class="col-lg-8 col-sm-12 col-11 main-section">

                <h4 class="text-center text-dark">
                    PHP Ajax Multiple Image Upload Using Bootstrap-fileinput

                <div class="form-group">

                    <div class="file-loading">

                        <input id="file-1" type="file" name="file" multiple class="file" data-overwrite-initial="false" data-min-file-count="2">






    <script src=""></script>

    <script src="" type="text/javascript"></script>

    <script src="" type="text/javascript"></script>

    <script src="" type="text/javascript"></script>

    <script src="" type="text/javascript"></script>

    <script type="text/javascript">

            theme: 'fa',
            uploadUrl: "upload.php",
            allowedFileExtensions: ['jpg', 'png', 'gif'],
            overwriteInitial: false,
            maxFileSize: 2000,
            maxFilesNum: 10,
            slugCallback: function(filename) {
                return filename.replace('(', '_').replace(']', '_');




Back-end Settings

Open upload.php file and write this following code into it.


if (!empty($_FILES['file'])) {

    $target = "uploads/" . $_FILES["file"]["name"];

    move_uploaded_file($_FILES['file']['tmp_name'], $target);

    echo json_encode(['uploaded' => $target]);
} else {

    echo json_encode(['error' => 'No files found for upload.']);

Application Testing


Open application into browser.

URL: http://localhost/php-fileupload/index.php

File upload layout

When we select images from system into this –

You can see inside each upload image file we have 3 buttons (Upload, Remove, Preview). Once you click on Upload button of image it will upload that image file into server.

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