Solve the redirect loop problem in WordPress
Today I experienced a problem opening this blog using Chrome:
Firefox and IE worked perfectly fine. I was also able to open other subdomains, so I knew it was a WordPress issue. The first solution I found was to clear my browser cookies. However, this didn't solve the problem. Other sources recommended to reset the permalinks:
- "Settings" → "Permalinks" → "Save Changes"
Again, no luck. Finally, I solved it by removing www from the URL settings:
- "Settings" → "General" → Remove "www" from both URLs
WordPress seems to bounce between www and non-www causing a redirect loop. I haven't found the root cause, though. I looked into the
.htaccess and found some entries from the iThemes Security plugin. Disabling it actually made the blog work with or without www. After some more research, I have found a solution:
- "Security" → "Settings" → "Secure Socket Layers (SSL)" → "Front End SSL Mode" = Off
Note: this doesn't disable SSL. On the contrary, before my https connections were redirected to http, so turning this option off solved both problems.