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Login Problem (28 posts)

  1. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I just installed WordPress and everything went fine. Once it was done, I tried to login but I can't. I get the error message from my browser:
    "Redirection limit for this URL exceeded. Unable to load the requested page. This may be caused by cookies that are blocked. "
    Anyone know how to fix this? I'm using apache 2.0.50 w/ PHP 4.3.8

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    That sounds like it is caused more by a host than wp.
    Fire off an email at them ?

  3. minkar
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I have exactly the same problem. According to the logs, it is bouncing between "GET /wp-admin/ HTTP/1.0" and "GET /wp-login.php?redirect_to=%2Fwp-admin%2F HTTP/1.0". After 20 tries Firefox give the "Redirection limit" error. IE does the same sort of thing but doesn't produce that error, it only sits there looking.
    I'm running my own server so if there is something wrong, maybe I just missed something. I have Gentoo with Apache 2.0.50 and PHP 4.3.6, installed WP 1.2

  4. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Same issue here... it was working great then it seemed to all of a sudden, pop up with this error.

  5. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    That doesn't work for me. It throws me straight into "profile.php" with all fields being completely blank. If I go to post.php it tells me I don't have high enough access... Any other ideas?

  6. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Help, anyone else? I cannot even get to my admin area as a result of this, making my blog _useless_.

  7. muze
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I have been having this problem since my install on the weekend.
    Seems that the only thing you can do is to bring down your security and enable cookies..
    Problem with that being (besides the obvious one) that no one that comes accross your page with a standard set browser can see your damn page.
    Yeah.. Im getting sick of it..
    WP is bloody AWSOME - outside of this problem..
    If there isnt a fix soon, Im going to have to change, which really sucks because I seriously dont want too.. but what option is there? whats the point in having a page that wont load for the majority of an audience???
    If someone gets a fix to this.. Its desperately needed.. when going through past posts.. I can see alot of people have left because of this.. I dont want too.. but its starting to look like I really dont have a choice :(
    If you come accross anything that helps.. mail me.. Cause Id love to stay!!! nunu freak at yah oo dotca

  8. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    "no one that comes across your page with a standard set browser can see your damn page."
    This issue governs who can get into your blog surely, not who can just see it ?
    Give us a link to test ? Between us all here, there must be a wide variety of security settings.

  9. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I'm in the same boat... I've been look at movabletype an awful lot today. Don't want to, but that's the direction I'm being turned.

  10. Anonymous
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    Posted 10 years ago #

    Head to http://chopsocky.net/wp-login.php . I've been getting errors in both IE and Firefox, I'm accepting all cookies.

  11. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I see the error.
    Googling the error finds it's not uncommon.
    "Redirection limit for this URL exceeded"
    It doesn't look like a WP error.
    It looks like there is something on the server which is redirecting traffic, and that the quota it has is now used up.
    Have you emailed your hosts and got any sort of reply ?

  12. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    i'm also experiencing the same problem. i used to run wordpress 1.2 on debian perfectly fine, but ever since i switched over to gentoo wp-login.php cyclically redirects to /wp-login.php?redirect_to=%2Fwp-admin%2F, which i assume redirects back to /wp-login.php, and so on ad infinitum.
    my site is a href=http://iav.dyndns.orgiav.dyndns.org/a and i hope this gets solved soon

  13. pzingg
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I had the same problem (only with Firefox, not Windows IE 6), and was able to fix it with the following. In wp-login.php, change the string used in the header call, just after the function call to checklogin (around line 270 of the file)
    from:
    header("Location: wp-admin/");
    to:
    header("Location: wp-admin/index.php");
    Hope this helps,
    Peter Zingg

  14. Anonymous
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    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thanks for the tip. It sounded good til I realized that the file already has that in the line. :(

  15. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I am having the same problems. I use gentoo as well.

  16. muze
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I hope this helps you guys..
    I think it should be a sticky - its worked for me (for the most part)
    See if this is you - then specificaly look at pg.2 SexyGirlGeek has helped a few of us out with this..
    http://wordpress.org/support/3/7229

  17. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    While good to have as a resource in case of future troubleshooting... it's not the issue we're having here. Damn. Come Monday I'm most likely removing WordPress and switching to MT.

  18. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    ~anon - which anon are you ?

  19. slideboxer
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    So I upgraded to the latest nightly build and still I get the same error. Unfortunately, I'm now ready to scrap WP. Again, unfortunately, I can find no import scripts for WP to MT. Any help in that direction?

  20. slideboxer
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Switched servers... same error, every computer. That brings us to a coding issue?

  21. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hi again, yes, I can't think of anything else.
    It's still this error ?
    "Redirection limit for this URL exceeded"
    Have you tried getting into #irc and asking there ? If you don't or haven't, I'll ask for you, though if something were to be suggested it would be slower to try.
    What server setup / php version is it ? (Just in case that might help)

  22. slideboxer
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    I've yet to hop on the irc channel. I shot an email over to Matt to bring it to his attention. PHP 4.3.8.

  23. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Same "redirection limit" problem here with Gentoo. It appears to be a problem with a patch being applied to the WordPress source. There is a thread on the Gentoo forums with a quick-fix.

  24. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Whoops, that a thread on the Gentoo forums.

  25. slideboxer
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Thank you so much, that's what did the trick.

    But if you want modify line 257 in wp-login.php
    from: } else {
    to: } elseif (False) {
    This just basically blocks the code that executes the redirection. I'll post again if I find that it breaks anything.

  26. Anonymous
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    Posted 9 years ago #

    What WP version are you talking about? in my wp-login.php the line 257 is:

  27. Anonymous
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    Posted 9 years ago #

    What WP version are you talking about? in my wp-login.php the line 257 is:

  28. davebgimp
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    "Thank you so much, that's what did the trick.

    But if you want modify line 257 in wp-login.php
    from: } else {
    to: } elseif (False) {
    This just basically blocks the code that executes the redirection. I'll post again if I find that it breaks anything."

    Latest version of WP, it's not line 257.

    However, replacing the code does not fix the problem at all.

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