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  • Hi folks! So I’ve done lots of searching on the subject of wp-admin not working specifically with that redirect_to=http://website.com%2Fwp-admin%2F&reauth=1 trouble lots of people were getting in various ways.

    In our case http://www.BradsCustomAuto.com is using a very simple site that was running fine the last time it was checked (no new development in months) and suddenly going to /wp-admin/ will introduce this reauth nonsense, where the site tells me I’m looking for a page that doesn’t exist. However, going directly to wp-login.php gets me to the login page where I can submit my creds only to be redirected right to the URL I posted above.

    I find that the path before me is paved with alot of different techniques, all of which I believe I have tried, thus bringing me to logging my issue on it’s own.

    I’ve tried disabling all plugins, not that there were very many to disable anyways, some gallery stuff and a custom theme. No dice.

    I tried modifying the .htaccess files, wp-config.php statements to define the siteurl and homeurl, I tried making sure site/home urls in the db were accurate using phpMyAdmin. No Go..

    I tried CHMOD all files in /wp-admin and /wp-includes to 755.

    Now I just tried to overwrite my installation with the latest WP 3.1.3 so we’re at the latest files and database. The upgrade seems to have completed fine, yet I still cannot get to the Dashboard.

    The most perplexing thing is that I am the only admin/developer and know that nothing has changed since the last time. I’ve even tried this in 4 different browsers, dumping local cache.

    Is there some other approach I can take to this then? None of the above has worked and I can’t login to my Dashboard 🙁 I haz a sad. Going to shoot some zombies, eat a gallon of ice cream and come back to see if someone can pick my efforts up off the floor 😛

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  • Bumpity bump bump bumpity bump bump…

    Please tell me how you would go about this issue? Would backing up the photos and database then reinstalling be a good idea?

    Please post an Image ! We can slove this quickly !

    Moderator keesiemeijer

    (@keesiemeijer)

    have a read of this codex guide: http://codex.wordpress.org/Login_Trouble

    have a look in your error logs at your hosts backend.

    try:
    1. logout or logout with http://www.yourdomain.com/wp-login.php?action=logout
    2. disable all plugins
    3. clear cookies/cache
    4. exit browser

    just for troubleshooting purposes try:
    – switching to the default theme by renaming your current theme’s folder in wp-content/themes using FTP or whatever file management application your host provides.

    resetting the plugins folder by using FTP or whatever file management application your host provides. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    – renaming or deleting the .htaccess file after making a backup of this file

    Thank you for the reply, and yes I did visit that page, and I am at the point now where it says:

    IF ALL ELSE FAILS.

    So here’s my post. I’m willing to let a developer have a crack at it. Otherwise I’m out of ideas.

    What is making it redirect to some ‘reauth=1″ address when I go to /wp-admin? That is the question.

    Moderator keesiemeijer

    (@keesiemeijer)

    Check your .htaccess and wp-config.php if they are correct. check their permissions as well. wp-config.php should be 600 to prevent other users on the server from reading it. 644 is normally required and recommended for .htaccess files. But these (default) permission settings do not always work in different server configurations.

    Try renewing security keys in wp-config.php, clearing your browsers cookies/cache again and checking permissions on wp-config.php again.

    Thank you Kees – I set file permissions as suggested and tried resetting security keys using the generator. I then deleted all cookies/cache and restarting my system even. Still redirecting me to the ..reauth=1 nonsense when I go to /wp-admin

    I’m not sure if my .htaccess file is correct but all that is in it is:

    # 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]
    </IfModule>
    # END WordPress

    Moderator keesiemeijer

    (@keesiemeijer)

    try with

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

    I was just on my blog last week; a very simple one using an existing theme.

    I went in to post today, and it’s completely gone. Can’t get anywhere near it. This is what I find, whether I am trying to access it internally through admin, or outside. According to google analytics, two people were reading it yesterday.

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

    I have done nothing to it except post about 10 days ago.

    esmi

    (@esmi)

    Forum Moderator

    @kelly 62: It is considered impolite to interrupt another poster’s thread. Please post a new topic.

    Moderator kmessinger

    (@kmessinger)

    Edited out the same message. In your new post please post url and error messages you are getting if any also

    YIKES who knew the etiquette of posting? Thought you were supposed to find something/someone having a similar issue. Deepest apologies for interrupting and thanks for the heads up!

    lol yeah don’t sweat it Kelly. Usually in etiquette it’s ok to post your issue in the same thread if you’re experiencing the ‘exact’ same issue or if the issue was resolved and following their steps you can’t find resolution.

    I started this thread because I saw alot of other threads with some similar symptoms but they were related to some multi-site plugin.

    I’ve tried everything in the Codex and unless my .htaccess file is wrong then nothing has worked so far. I did a couple manual ‘upgrades’ to 3.1.3 overwriting my wp-admin and wp-includes folders, updating the db, changing the hashes in wp-config.php, checking site_url statements so that every instance of the web url is all the same.. I’ve deployed and managed dozens of WP sites and never came across this.

    At first I thought it was a simple caching thing but it’s not. I have a feeling it’s simple enough because the rest of the site works, but getting to the dash board is just not happening.

    The only other thing I can try at this point is backing up my theme folder, the db and just burning the site to the ground and starting over.

    @ Kees – thank you so much for keeping me moving forward on this. I tried editing the .htaccess as you recommended but no avail..

    Is part of the problem that it’s reformatting the URL with hex? http%3A%2F%2Fbradscustomauto.com%2Fwp-admin%2F&reauth=1

    Hello everyone!
    I’m having this problem too. Login page redirects me to the login page again, without any errors.
    I’m asking my webhost, maybe it has something to do with them.

    Hello everyone!
    I’m having this problem too. Login page redirects me to the login page again, without any errors.
    I’m asking my webhost, maybe it has something to do with them.

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