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  • This morning when I logged into my blog, I got re-directed to the dashboard of another blog. I tried and re-tried to log in and the same thing just keeps happening.

    The blog dashboard it re-directs me to is one I haven’t used since registering the domain name (it was for a project that didn’t happen).

    When I click the back button and look at the recent pages, I see the correct dashboard listed in there. When I click to go back to it, it loads up and then instantly re-directs to the other dashboard. 4

    I’m so confused!

    The blog I’m trying to access is

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  • Moderator t-p


    Have you tried:

    1. deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem? If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    2. switching to the default theme to rule out any theme-specific problems?

    3. resetting the plugins folder by FTP or phpMyAdmin? Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems. see instructions here:

    4 re-uploading the wp-admin and wp-includes folders from a fresh download of WordPress?

    also, chaeck your:

    your server for any changes at their end (sometimes they change things without informing you, etc. )

    If you have the redirection plugin activated then de-activate it and delete it if you are not using it.

    This caused me a few headaches after upgrading to WordPress 3, as the redirect table did not clear down and my home page redirected to a 404 as the page no longer existed.

    Also if you have access to the database have a look at the wp-options and wp-redirections tables.



    If you have access to your database, in the wp_options table, make sure ‘siteurl’ (should be record 1) and ‘home’ (around record 40) are set to the correct domain.

    If these are incorrect, replace the wrong domain name with the right one. To be safe, once you’ve done that and have access to your Dashboard, update your Permalinks once just to make sure the new domain is being used in all WordPress generated links on the outside.

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