SVG uploads in WordPress (the Inconvenient Truth)

Enabling uploads of SVG files in WordPress is quite easy, and there is a tonne of posts on the Interwebs explaining how you do it. Usually along the lines of:

function add_svg_to_upload_mimes( $upload_mimes ) { 
	$upload_mimes['svg'] = 'image/svg+xml'; 
	$upload_mimes['svgz'] = 'image/svg+xml'; 
	return $upload_mimes; 
add_filter( 'upload_mimes', 'add_svg_to_upload_mimes', 10, 1 );

And that’s pretty much it.

Except it is not.

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