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  • Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Something is cause a redirection loop on just the /blogtest/ directory. Do you have a .htaccess file in your /blogtest/ directory? If you do, change the name to something else and see if that resolves the issue.

    Thanks for coming back to me. Unfortunately, I do not have an htaccess file in my /blogtest directory.

    Any other ideas?

    Ray

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Oh, I should have mentioned your root directory too. Sorry about that! There could also be a .htaccess file in your root directory that could be causing the re-directs. If you do, change the name to something else and see if that resolves the issue.

    The Good News:
    Sorry – it IS there in /blogtest (I was looking for the “h”, rather than the “.” before the “h”)

    The Not So Good News:

    I renamed it .htaccess_bak … but the problem is still there.

    Any other ideas, please?

    Ray

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    I suppose it’s possible that something could be wrong with the WordPress files, or with the site URL values in your database.

    If you don’t have any content to lose, remove the WordPress files and the database and re-install everything.

    If you do have content to lose, re-install just the WordPress files. If that doesn’t resolve the issue, make sure that your URL values are correct in the database. See this for more info:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_The_Site_URL#Changing_the_URL_directly_in_the_database

    The Good News:
    SORRY! It IS there in /blogtest (I was looking for the “h”, rather than the “.” before the “h”)

    The Not So Good News:

    I renamed it .htaccess_bak … but the problem is still there.

    Any other ideas, please?

    Ray

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    See my most recent reply.

    Thank you for the url about databases. Unfortunately, this is MUCH, much too complicated for my limited expertise, so implementing it isn’t a possibility.

    I really do appreciate your help. I guess I can try to delete and re-install, unless you have any other ideas?

    Why do you think renaming the .access file had no effect? And Should I now rename it back?

    Ray

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Re-naming the .htaccess file had no effect because there were no redirects in it causing the problem. At least we know that’s not the problem in this situation.

    As long as you either have no content to lose or don’t mind losing your content, doing a complete reinstall (database, files, etc) would be the next option.

    After you have deleted the WordPress files and the database, follow this guide carefully:

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress

    Hi … I had nothing there (it’s a brand new first-time install), so I deleted everything and re-installed WordPress … and guess what: I have the same problem!

    Thank you for pointing to the codex install guide. Actually, I saw and read it yesterday, and it was because implementing it is not something I would feel comfortable doing (given my limited expertise), that I actually changed my hosting service to one that offered Fantasico in cPanel.

    I feel like I’m back where I started.

    However, I notice two things which maybe point to the problem:

    1. When I try to log in to my WordPress Admin, I can’t. The user name and password are correct, but I never get past the login page.

    2. The new install hasn’t got the .htaccess in /blogtest.

    I am now stumped.

    Ray

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    Did you install it manually, or did you use Fantastico?

    I used Fantastico. I do not have the expertise to do it manually, even with the codex guide. It isn’t even a possibility for me.

    Ray

    macmanx … I have sent you an email via. your blog.

    Ray

    macmanx … did you get my email ?

    Ray

    Moderator James Huff

    (@macmanx)

    No, I haven’t. Head over to my contact page, then click the “…” link in the middle of the email address towards the bottom. You’ll have to answer the captcha to reveal my full email address.

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