SOLVED: How to Fix WordPress Site Redirected You Too Many Times

If you are working on a WordPress site and see a redirect error like:

redirected to many times fixCHROME:

This Page Isn’t Working Right Now
www.<YourDomain>.com redirected you too many times.
ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS

FIREFOX:

The page isn’t redirecting properly.
Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.

SAFARI:

This webpage has a redirect loop
The webpage at https://www.<YourDomain>.com has resulted in too many redirects.  Clearing your cookies for this site of allowing third-party cookies may fix the problem.

you likely have one of three problems and fortunately all of them are easy to fix:


redirect-problem-wordpress-settings-general-urls1: CONFIGURATION MISMATCH:

In SETTINGS > GENERAL, make sure the WORDPRESS ADDRESS URL and the SITE ADDRESS URL match. Specifically, look for HTTP vs HTTPS and www vs not.

Click the screen shot to the right for an example of a correct configuration.

If you can not access your WP-ADMIN management site, don’t worry, you can easily fix it by editing a configuration file manually.  Using an FTP client like FileZilla or your WordPress host companies file manager, open then WP-CONFIG using a plain text editor like NotePad or NotePad++ and add these two lines if you don’t see them already in the file:

define('WP_HOME','http://example.com');
define('WP_SITEURL','http://example.com');

If you are lost THIS video will help.


redirect-problem-wordpress-APPERANCE-CUSTOMIZE-HOME-PAGE-SETTINGS-STATIC-PAGE2: HOMEPAGE SETTING TO STATIC PAGE:

In my most recent bout with this issue, the homepage setting was my problem.  Oddly, visitors could access pages other then the home page and I could access the WordPress admin site (www.<YourDomain>.com/wp-admin).

The problem turned out to be set setting APPEARANCE > CUSTOMIZE > HOME PAGE SETTINGS to A STATIC PAGE.

I do not know why this problem occurs but I have seen it on many themes and in the end I set it back to YOUR LATEST POSTS.

Click the screen shot to the right for an example of a correct configuration.


wordpress rename plugins folder3: PLUGIN PROBLEMS:

Plug-ins are the number one cause of WordPress problems, once a site is up and running.  If you have any sort of serious problem with your site disable the add-ins and them turn them back on, one by one, to see if that resolves the problems.

If you cannot access your site at all use, an FTP client like FileZilla or your WordPress host companies file manager to rename the WP-CONTENT > PLUGINS folder.

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