Hi folks! So I've done lots of searching on the subject of wp-admin not working specifically with that redirect_to=http://website.com%2Fwp-admin%2F&reauth=1 trouble lots of people were getting in various ways.
In our case http://www.BradsCustomAuto.com is using a very simple site that was running fine the last time it was checked (no new development in months) and suddenly going to /wp-admin/ will introduce this reauth nonsense, where the site tells me I'm looking for a page that doesn't exist. However, going directly to wp-login.php gets me to the login page where I can submit my creds only to be redirected right to the URL I posted above.
I find that the path before me is paved with alot of different techniques, all of which I believe I have tried, thus bringing me to logging my issue on it's own.
I've tried disabling all plugins, not that there were very many to disable anyways, some gallery stuff and a custom theme. No dice.
I tried modifying the .htaccess files, wp-config.php statements to define the siteurl and homeurl, I tried making sure site/home urls in the db were accurate using phpMyAdmin. No Go..
I tried CHMOD all files in /wp-admin and /wp-includes to 755.
Now I just tried to overwrite my installation with the latest WP 3.1.3 so we're at the latest files and database. The upgrade seems to have completed fine, yet I still cannot get to the Dashboard.
The most perplexing thing is that I am the only admin/developer and know that nothing has changed since the last time. I've even tried this in 4 different browsers, dumping local cache.
Is there some other approach I can take to this then? None of the above has worked and I can't login to my Dashboard :( I haz a sad. Going to shoot some zombies, eat a gallon of ice cream and come back to see if someone can pick my efforts up off the floor :P