Upgrade to 3.0 Causes "Too Many Redirects" Error - Blog Broken (10 posts)

  1. IdeaSandbox
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Please help!

    I've just automatically upgraded from the previous version of WP to 3.0

    Now my blog home page loads stating:

    "Too many redirects occurred trying to open “http://www.idea-sandbox.com/blog/”. This might occur if you open a page that is redirected to open another page which then is redirected to open the original page."

    I tried turning off all my PlugIns - that didn't work. My main page and other pages work - just not the blog.

    I tried turning off my .htaccess file. That didn't help. I don't have special redirects there that I know that could cause the problem.

    Help!!! - Paul

    Thank You!

  2. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Try re-setting your permalinks to the default (ugly) setting and removing (or renaming) your .htaccess file.

  3. IdeaSandbox
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm using a custom link structure (under Permalink Setting) and don't want to make any changes. I've also got Optional 'category base' set-up and don't want to monkey with it.

    Deleting .htaccess causes an older version of my un-styled pages to load... so it does something to end the loop... but creates another problem. (My site still won't load).

  4. IdeaSandbox
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Anyone? Please, please, please...

    I can downgrade to 2.9.2 and it works fine.

    Something somewhere has broken my /blog/ page.

    I can't load http://www.idea-sandbox.com/blog/

    As I mentioned. Deteting .htaccess does stop the loop problem, but then my site doesn't load the right pages, style sheet, etc...

  5. DianeV
    Posted 5 years ago #

    As esmi said, try resetting your permalinks, save, test site in browser, then set it back the way it was.

    Oops. Looks like you fixed it. :)

  6. Darrell Schauss
    Posted 5 years ago #

    If you just hit save without making changes in permalinks it will rewrite the htaccess settings for permalinks. If there is something different in WP3 on how it handles it, I image it could fix it (I dont know if there is anything different, I havent messed with WP3 yet, I suspect its the same)

    Post your permalinks settings and blog directory/url settings. Also the htaccess wordpress settings. Someone might see whats wrong.

  7. vickie
    Posted 5 years ago #


    My site either hangs, takes ages to load or gives "too many redirect" error messages in the browser. I've pasted my .htaccess file below.

    Tried deleting the .htaccess file and it seems to fix the problem and the home page loads quickly but every other link on the site is then broken


    My permalink structure in WordPress is currently set to /%postname%/

    Would really appreciate any help or ideas of what to do to try and fix this?

    Many thanks

    '# BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ - [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]
    # END WordPress
    AddType x-mapp-php5 .php'

  8. Matt Dunlap
    Posted 5 years ago #


    you need to add an extension to your permalink structure.

    Try /%postname%.html

    The problem is /%postname%/ will confuse WP because it will not know if it is supposed to display a category, page, tag, or post. BTW it's also not recommended to use /%postname%.html because it will become slow if you have a lot of posts

  9. vickie
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks Matt, had no idea and yes my site is becoming slower and slower so this would help explain it.

    Want to try and get it right this time so going to hold off any more changes until I know what a good structure would be. I'm keen to keep the postname as part of the structure but happy to do anything that will help speed it up so really grateful if you have any suggestions.

    Many thanks

  10. vickie
    Posted 5 years ago #

    BTW Just added W3 Total Cache plugin which has really helped but know this is only patching up the real problems so very keen to get them sorted.

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