WordPress HTTPS (SSL)
Force SSL Exclusively Redirect Loop (5 posts)

  1. birdwell
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm using the latest version of WordPress HTTPS with WP v3.8.

    I only have one other plugin running that's a map plugin, has nothing to do with security/SSL/redirects.

    I have my install and site url set to http://
    I have FORCE_SSL_ADMIN set in my wp-config.php
    My htaccess just has the normal WordPress rewrite conditions, nothing else related to security/SSL/redirects.

    When I activate Force SSL Exclusively in the plugin settings, it causes an http/https redirect loop on the page that I set to secure.

    Any ideas? I'll try to give more specific information if you ask for it. I'm really not sure what else could be causing it. I have found some old posts from a year or so ago, about a similar bug in the plugin causing the same issue, but I haven't seen anyone else posting with this problem.

    Thanks for any insight.


  2. birdwell
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I'm still having this issue and guess I'm the only one experiencing it then. Any ideas as to what I may be overlooking that would be causing the redirect loop?

  3. fktc
    Posted 2 years ago #


    have you checked your theme's functions.php for any function that might cause this? Have you tried using a default theme (e.g. twentyfourteen)?


  4. birdwell
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I did check functions.php and didn't see anything. I went ahead and double checked it when you posted. I'm dealing with a live site so I don't have the liberty to just change themes on the fly like that... it was a custom theme created by someone before me and I'm coming in behind trying to make changes/updates for the client. For the most part it's been pretty straight forward. This redirect issue is the first thing that has thrown me for a loop (duh dun tsss).

    But seriously, I've checked every place I could thing to check with no luck yet. I wish there was an easy way to identify where the loop is hitting and being generated from.

  5. Andrew Byrd
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I had a similar issue with my SSL pages having redirect loops after auto-updating to WordPress 3.8.1. As fktc suggested, previously I had made changes to my functions.php file, specifically modifying is_ssl() to check if HTTP_FRONT_END_HTTPS was set to 'on' and that change had been reverted. Updating the code so it correctly detected if SSL resolved the redirect loops.

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