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  • hey guys Im running wordpress for few months now and one simple day I wasn’t able to login in the panel. it was giving me errors “loop redirects”

    so I uninstalled all the plugins and it worked.

    Now any plugin I install and click activate it sends me to a 404 page and when I want to login it says that loop redirect.

    deleted my htaccess and replaced it but still doesn’t work

    any ideas

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  • What happens when you try going to your site URL + /wp-login.php (e.g. YOURDOMAIN.COM/wp-login.php)? Are you able to get logged in that way?

    Also, double check your files. Is your wp-admin folder correctly located in the document root of your WordPress installation?

    If you can get to wp-login.php but you wp-admin folder is missing, you may need to grab the folder from a backup of your site or from a fresh installation of WordPress (you can just download the files directly from here:

    Hope that helps 🙂

    I made a video please check it here

    That video didn’t seem to work for me. When I attempted to run it, I got the message:

    The operation couldn't be completed. The file is not a movie file. (-2048)

    It may be that it was saved as a Windows Media file? Perhaps try saving it as an mp4 or even taking a screenshot may work as well.

    That is showing as a “private” video. If you could share it with my youtube user: curtjen , then I’ll be happy to take a look. Sorry for all the hassle.

    Thanks for the screencast. That is very strange behavior. My initial guess is that there is something wrong with your plugins.php file in your wp-admin folder. Your could try getting a fresh install of WordPress and replace that file in your site. That should be a simple and low risk way to possibly fix the issue.

    I just did it and still same thing
    how can I contact wordpress

    its actually my theme the problem
    I have to check it out

    Ah. That would make sense if it were your theme. Check your functions.php just in case. Also, once you find the cause, I’d love to see what you did to fix it (possibly showing what code you may have ha to fix or remove, for example).

    there is my theme

    if you would like to take a look.

    I cant find the problem.

    I even left a blank function.php still same thing.

    I know is the theme the problem because I tried to install it on another site. same results

    When I tested with that theme it seemed to work fine for me on a shared Bluehost account and running locally with MAMP. I was testing on a shared hosting account running the following specs:

    Apache version 2.2.25
    PHP version 5.4.20
    MySQL version 5.5.34-log

    What server setup are you running for your different install tests?

    when you added a plugin it worked fine ??

    Yup. No problems at all with installing plugins or activating them. That leads me to think that there may be something else wrong with either your WordPress or host setup. It could still be your .htaccess if there is a problematic one at a different level that has overriding rules that are causing the issue. Another possible cause is there being an issue with your database (such as the area where you refence your plugins). Without having more access or information anyone here will have a difficult time troubleshooting too much deeper (do NOT give anyone your login info though 🙂 ).

    it might be the database.
    I got a reelancer that wrote this code or me just before.
    It might be the problem

    // function to count views.
    function setPostViews($postID) {
        $count_key = 'post_views_count';
        $count = get_post_meta($postID, $count_key, true);
            $count = 0;
            delete_post_meta($postID, $count_key);
            add_post_meta($postID, $count_key, '0');
            update_post_meta($postID, $count_key, $count);
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