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    Scarlet Paolicchi

    I recently switched hosts and my posts seem to be having a 301 redirect problem. When I completed first new post and tried to shared on Facebook, the link said 301 (where it would normally show the description of the link). I thought that was weird so I tried the home page and an old post link and they were fine. So I tried Facebook Debugger for developers and for the new post link it showed a redirect loop and it does the same for all new posts I have published.

    Circular Redirect
    We could not resolve the canonical URL because the redirect path contained a cycle.
    Redirect Path
    Input URL arrow-right
    301 HTTP Redirect arrow-right
    301 HTTP Redirect arrow-right

    This made me realize that before site migration the settings had a little red 1 by it and it offered the chance to check something for ssl that I did not check because it said there was a possibility of creating a redirect loop. That 1 is gone now. I don’t know if it checked that during the migration so I tried unchecking “Enable WordPress 301 redirection to SSL” in the setting of the Really Simple SSL plugin.
    THen the debugger showed
    Redirect Path
    Input URL arrow-right
    301 HTTP Redirect arrow-right
    but I that looks like it is just directing it from https to http which is not right.

    Any ideas what is wrong and how to fix it?

    Thanks so much,


    Hi Scarlet,

    the Facebook scraper does show that the it has detected a redirect to http:// because the canonical url is http://. However, when looking at your site source code the canonical url is listed with https://. Redirect tools (like also don’t show a redirect to http://. This leads me to believe Facebook is a bit confused about the correct url, possibly because of caching. I’d suggest to wait for a little while to see if the this resolves itself. Your site will continue to work fine.


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