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Opened 6 weeks ago

Last modified 2 weeks ago

#48419 new defect (bug)

While installing the plugin by upload in the 5.3-RC2-46575, The user is facing the error: The link you followed has expired.

Reported by: pmbaldha Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 5.3
Component: Plugins Keywords: has-screenshots close reporter-feedback
Focuses: administration Cc:
PR Number:


Issue reproduce steps:

  1. Install the WordPress 5.3 RC 2.
  2. Go to Admin Dashboard > Plugins > Add new
  3. Click on the "Upload New" button.
  4. Choose a plugin zip file and click on the "Install Now" button.
  5. You will face the error "The link you followed has expired." as indicated in the screenshot https://nimb.ws/8bKgVe.

Issue reproduce video: https://recordit.co/42JjnQvicO
PHP Version: 7.2.23

Change History (10)

#1 @davidbaumwald
6 weeks ago

  • Component changed from General to Plugins
  • Focuses administration added
  • Keywords has-screenshots added

#2 @desrosj
6 weeks ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 5.3

Thanks for this report, @pmbaldha! I have tried to reproduce this issue, but I am not able to do so. Can you confirm that there are no plugins active when you see this behavior?

I'm moving this into the milestone for visibility so others can test as well.

#3 @pmbaldha
6 weeks ago

@desrosj I have confirmed that there are not any other plugin installed. I have downloaded the Duplicator plugin's zip file from the https://wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/ and Installing it by upload.

I am using WordPress 5.3-RC2-46575 to reproduce the issue.

I am using Windows XAMPP.

#4 @SergeyBiryukov
6 weeks ago

Just noting that I could not reproduce the issue either.

  1. Looking at the video, there are at least two other plugins active (Duplicator Pro and Duplicator-Test), does disabling them make any difference?
  2. Does the issue happen in another browser?

#5 @davidbaumwald
6 weeks ago

I tested this on Windows with XAMPP as well and could not reproduce.

#6 @pmbaldha
6 weeks ago

@desrosj @SergeyBiryukov @davidbaumwald I have just made the issue reproduce video after deleting all plugins. This time I have used the Firefox web browser instead of the Chrome web browser.

Video: https://recordit.co/bqVpiQ1Os3

#7 @desrosj
6 weeks ago

  • Keywords close reporter-feedback added
  • Milestone changed from 5.3 to 5.3.1

@pmbaldha I am going to move this to 5.3.1 because it seems no one else can reproduce this issue currently.

Can you try re-downloading/installing 5.3RC2?

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core by audrasjb. View the logs.

2 weeks ago

#9 @audrasjb
2 weeks ago


Given 5.3.1 is going to be a rapid release focused on 5.3 regression, let's move this one to next major so it can be quietly addressed. The issue still need to be reproduced.

#10 @audrasjb
2 weeks ago

  • Milestone changed from 5.3.1 to Awaiting Review

Sorry, moving to Awaiting review list, waiting for someone who could reproduce the issue.

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