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  • Dear all,

    I have a problem well-known to the community; when attempting to log in, I get a failure notification: “Redirection limit for this URL exceeded. Unable to load the requested page.” I followed the hint given with the message about cookies first, to no avail. Started searching the forum and the codex, and I believe to have tried out every single suggested solution – from password modification, database manipulation, slight tempering with login.php to its complete replacement…

    Still the very same situation. I cannot login.

    What’s next?

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  • Alas,

    some more information might help 🙂

    WordPress 1.5 (downloaded 2 days ago)
    Professional provider running PHP 4.3.3, MySQL 4.0.15
    System is Win XP SP 2, Firefox 1.0.3
    Tested with Max OS X and Safari 1.2
    Tested with Win 2000 SP6, IE 6


    Mark (podz)


    Support Maven

    At precisely which point do you get this ?
    As you have disabled registration, this is tricky to test.

    Sorry for the registration blockage, I didn’t wanna people start getting into it before it’s ready.

    What happens is: I open up and enter my information; it takes a while until the message is returned.

    In the same session I get the message already when trying to go back to the site, without entering the information at all.

    Cleaning out cookies, I get to the site and it starts all over again…

    Well well,

    now it works again, and I wish I had a clue why – reading all those threads has given me the impression more help on this would be highly appreciated…

    Sorry for this, and thanks for your help guys.

    I have the feeling I’ll be back …

    So long 🙂

    I just wanted to post a little update by way of this that on my computer I never had this problem again so far, but on others I can still reproduce it with exactly the same settings.

    Which are in Firefox 1.0.4: Cookies enabled, but for the originating website only and until I close Firefox. I don’t have my website added to the exceptions.

    In other words: I still have no clue whatsoever why it did not work and why it does now. I know this is not very helpful inside a support forum, but nonetheless an important piece of information for someone… As it seems to be a major problem for people starting to use WordPress.

    May be there is something that can be done about it?

    What can be gathered from all the other posts is that this is not an issue limited to one provider or to one browser. It would be good to have a solution though, as a lot of people seem to easily get annoyed about it and leave…

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