How to fix "The link you followed has expired" in WordPress

The problem

When installing a new theme in appearance > themes > add new, the following message can sometimes be displayed :

β€œThe link you followed has expired.” 

This message is displayed because your server settings for upload max size or maximum memory are not well configured.


Don't worry, this is a common issue, very simple to fix.

If you are not used to set your server php / memory settings, contact your hosting company to do it for you. This is their job, it takes 1 minute to do.

Show them a screenshot of your error, or email them the error message. Ask them to assist by increasing the following values, until you are able to install your theme or upload your image.


If you know how to change the php and memory settings of your server, you'll find a detailed documentation on  How to fix maximum upload and php memory limit issues in WordPress.

Preferably to the following values.

memory_limit = 256
upload_max_size = 64M
post_max_size = 64M
upload_max_filesize = 64M
max_execution_time = 300
max_input_time = 1000

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