Knowledge Base Archives: Redirect Loops

Redirect Loops

Redirect loop in WordPress admin only, not on front end

WordPress depends on a variable, $_SERVER[“HTTPS”] to check if it is on SSL. As a consequence, when this variable is not set, and SSL is forced, WordPress tries to redirect back to http. This causes redirect loops on the back-end only, and not on the front-end. Really Simple SSL fixes this by adding $_SERVER[“HTTPS”] = “on” …

Redirect Loops Uninstalling

How to uninstall / deactivate when backend is not accessible

There are situations where you can get locked out of the backend of WordPress. For example, if you do not have a valid SSL certificate, and you forced it anyway you can get locked out of the backend. In this case you want to deactivate the plugin, but you can’t access the WordPress plugin overview. The …

Redirect Loops

My website is in a redirect loop

When you experience a redirect loop, this can be caused by several things. Really Simple SSL adds two redirects: a javascript redirect, which you can disable in the SSL settings, and a .htaccess redirect. Redirects can also be caused by other plugins, or by a certificate issue. Really Simple SSL first tests if a redirect …

Redirect Loops

Website loads well in Chrome, but gives redirect loop in Safari

This can be caused by your server configuration, or by the SSL certificate. Read this article  on how to check if it is caused by your certificate. For the server configuration, you can try the steps below. On some servers, Safari may have issues with certain .htaccess redirects. To solve this, you can either remove the …

Redirect Loops Uninstalling

when the built in deactivation does not work, manual uninstalling

Installing SSL can be tricky. If something goes wrong,  a redirect loop can occur, resulting in a not accessible back-end. This plugin is shipped with a simple way to deactivate remotely, without access to the back-end. Though this should always work, as a fall-back I’ll describe here how you can remove all aspects of this …