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  • Castor


    Hi all

    Experiencing a problem with a redirect loop when accessing WP Admin.

    But it’s only affecting subsites, not the root site or network admin.

    Plus, the redirect only affects the /wp-admin/ folder. Going directly to /wp-admin/index.php (and all other files in the folder) work fine.

    The network is setup with subsites using their own domains, via domain name mapping.

    HTACCESS has the following:

    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteRule .* - [E=HTTP_AUTHORIZATION:%{HTTP:Authorization}]
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    # add a trailing slash to /wp-admin
    RewriteRule ^wp-admin$ wp-admin/ [R=301,L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -f [OR]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} -d
    RewriteRule ^ - [L]
    RewriteRule ^(wp-(content|admin|includes).*) $1 [L]
    RewriteRule ^(.*\.php)$ $1 [L]
    RewriteRule . index.php [L]
    # END WordPress

    I’ve checked the permissions on the wp-admin folder and they appear to be set correctly. There are no additional htaccess files in the wp-admin folder either.

    Any ideas?

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  • Did you follow these instructions?

    Create A Network

    Or did you copy the htaccess rules from instead?

    Asking because the first would be the “correct” way to go, since the .htaccess rules might vary, depending on the install.

    If this is a fresh install and you followed the second link, I would suggest re-attempting by following the first link instead.

    Thread Starter Castor


    Hi @bedas

    I copied the rules from the Network Setup screen in the Network Admin site directly. Not from

    There was one odd thing I found.

    The network has been setup for several years and had worked fine. When I discovered this problem, I found that the htaccess file had somehow revered back to a standard WP setup. How the subsites were still working this way I’ve no idea.

    I updated the htaccess file with the ‘correct’ rules Network Setup screen hoping it would fix the issue. But obviously not.

    Anywhere else I can look?

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