The Issue

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1. What To Do If Demo Content Import Fails

2. Enabling WP_Debug In WordPress

3. The link you followed has expired.

1. What To Do If Demo Content Import Fails

If the import stalls and fails to respond after a few minutes, or it fails with a simple error message like “Import failed,” You are suffering from PHP configuration limits that are set too low to complete the process. You should contact your web host and ask them to increase those limits to a minimum as follows:

You can verify your PHP configuration limits by installing a simple plugin found here. And you can also check your PHP error logs to see the exact error being returned.

2. Enabling WP_Debug In WordPress

WP_Debug is a constant that when enabled will display any PHP errors on the front-end of your site, this is the most useful tool when troubleshooting your site for errors. If disabled and your site has an error you may see a blank screen or content missing on the site but no error message, that makes it nearly impossible to figure out the problem. Personally I keep WP_Debug enabled on all my sites so if I install a new plugin or update a theme I’ll know right away if there are any errors and be able to contact the developer to fix them or fix them myself.


Below are the steps required to enable WP_Debug for your WordPress installation.

  1. Access your website’s root folder via FTP or SFTP
  2. Locate the wp-config.php file
  3. Open this file in a text editor (I prefer sublime text)
  4. Search for “WP_Debug” and if you find it set the value to true if currently set to false
  5. If you didn’t locate “WP_Debug” scroll down near the bottom of the file and add the following code right before the line that says “# That’s It. Pencils down”
define( 'WP_DEBUG', true );


3. The link you followed has expired.

This is a common server/hosting issue. You need to ask your hosting to increase your PHP max_upload_size variable, preferably above 25mbs.

Here is a sample code you can pass onto your hosting:

upload_max_filesize = 64M
post_max_size = 64M
max_execution_time = 300