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    I’ve deleted all plugins as well, and it has not made a difference.

    – Also try switching to the unedited default Twenty Fifteen theme for a moment using the WP dashboard to rule out any theme-specific issue (theme functions can interfere like plugins).
    – If that does not resolve the issue, try resetting the plugins foldervia FTP or SFTP or whatever file management application your host provides. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    – If no luck, check for exploits and malware using online Scuri scanner:

    Jack looks like a cool dog! Using Chrome, I am not being redirected.

    A word of warning about using non client side scanning for malware. Where port 80 or web based scanners can sometimes detect problems caused by malware, their results should not be considered as proof malware doesn’t exist.


    I used FTP to remove all the plugins, and it did fix the problem it seems like.

    I then went in and added them all back in one at a time, and it doesn’t seem to be redirecting anymore, which is nice. But it is strange and I’m still not sure what the cause was.

    I used the sitechecker and I didn’t get any red flags, which is nice again.

    I’m happy the problem seems to be fixed, but I’m still a bit concerned that it may pop up again since I have no idea on the cause.

    I really appreciate your suggestions and help with this!

    Great! Glad you are no longer having redirect issues. I wish I had an answer for what was causing the problem. I am also concerned that everything may not be quite right for your site.

    What security plugins have you installed?

    I use Wordfence and Akismet for security. They seem to both be working well, but its tough to tell. None of them have reported any problems at the least.

    Akismet is good for comment spam. Wordfence is a good choice for site security. I suggest you go to Dashboard > Wordfence > Options > Scans to include and check all the boxes in this section before you run a scan. This important because it will give you the most sensitive scanning options.

    If Wordfence doesn’t find anything with the above settings checked, then you are likely in good shape.

    I am curious about your htaccess file. Much of the rewrite code is repeated three times and I’m not sure what your goal was in the condition regarding the user agent.

    As far as the htaccess file goes, I’ve no idea… I have not made any changes to that myself, anything in there was changed by a plugin or something similar. I honestly am not familiar with it at all and don’t know what the info inside relates to or does.

    I did a full scan with wordfence (free version) and it came back clear.

    Hey! That’s good news. As for the htaccess file, I am not that good at it. If, in the future, you have issues that may be related to this file, you might want to post a question about it.

    Tell Jack I said hi.

    Thanks for all your help, I really appreciate you taking the time! I’ll be sure to tell jack you said hello

    I’m happy that I could help.

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