Support » Fixing WordPress » HELP!Redirection being done that i didn’t set

  • I need someone to help me so bad. When i go to my blog’s homepage, it redirects it to one of my blog post instead of going to the homepage. I didn’t set this up like this and this just recently started happening after i published my latest blog post. I deleted the blog post and that still didn’t help anything

    My homepage should be: but instead it goes straight to

    Somebody please help because i can’t even get back to my homepage and i have no clue how it got like this. I already checked the settings to and that is set to my homepage but it still redirects

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  • is anyone else having this problem?

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    Check your .htaccess files

    In Admin, try checking your settings under SETTINGS >> READING:

    First setting: “Front page displays”: Is the setting here “Your latest posts” or have you selected “A static page (select below)” by mistake?


    what ipstenu said. if htaccess check/fix not the problem, you might want to check index.php or home.php in the theme folder on your server, someone might have hacked your files to redirect to a page you didn’t create re save porn something. Delete the index.php or home.php and reupload the “clean” file from your computer. Then go about hardening your WordPress – special mention to your database.

    so what do i do to my htaccess files?

    Have you at one time made the page ?

    If so, have you checked the setting I suggested?

    ok so i deleted and and uploaded it again and it still isn’t working. Now my site isn’t coming up at all

    ok so i deleted and and uploaded it again

    what exactly did you delete and upload? please be specific

    yes it did exists but i deleted it to see if it would fix the problem. it didn’t

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    What’s in your .htaccess? It should have this for WordPress:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    # END WordPress

    i deleted the index.php and re uploaded it and now my blog isn’t showing up at all.

    where is my .htaccess files supposed to be located? I don’t even see it. The only one i see that says.htaccess is included in a redirect plugin folder

    Moderator Ipstenu (Mika Epstein)


    Lead Plugin Wrangler

    It should be in the root of your public_html folder.

    Is WordPress installed to a SubFolder or the main public_html folder?

    The dot/fullstop/period in front of .htaccess tells *nix that this is a file that is normally hidden from the user, so you may not see it unless your file browser is set to show you the dot/hidden files.

    Paste Ipstenu’s code into a file you create using notepad (not Word etc) and ftp it to the root of your public_html folder (or where the index.php file was if using a subfolder like blog etc). You can get another copy of the index.php file from the wp2.7 source zip…

    its installed in the public_html folder

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