Fixing ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS on WordPress

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While running a WordPress, there are quite a lot of errors that you could face. And one of such errors is the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS. The ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS usually occurs when you try to visit your website. But you fail to do so. Instead, you get to see the “The Page Isn’t Working, ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS” error.

But the question is how to fix the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS error? Well if you have similar kind of question in your head then read on.

Further, in this article, we will be talking about a couple of ways that can help you fix the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS error with ease. So let’s just head into the topic without wasting much of the time:

How to Fix ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS on WordPress?

Delete Browser Cache:

Just in case if you are using a cache plugin for your website. Then there is a high chance that the cache plugin is causing this error.

However, in order to fix the issue, you can simply go ahead and clear your browser cache files. Anyway, to give you a better idea, here are all the steps that you need to follow:

Step 1: First of all, from Google Chrome, you have to click on the three small dots located in the upper right corner.

Step 2: Then you have to click on the “Settings” option.

Step 3: Now scroll down to the page and look for the “Advanced” option.

Step 4: Then click on the Content Settings.

Step 5: After that, you have to click on Cookies.

Step 6: Then you need to click on the “See all cookies and site data.”

Step 7: Then you have to search for your website domain. Then simply delete the cookies and you are done.

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Once you are done cleaning the cache. Simply go and visit the website and see if it is working or not.

Clear Server and Proxy Cache:

Cache not just causes browser issues. But cache also causes some server side issues, and as a result, you get to see the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS error. So you better clean your server and proxy cache.

Just in case, if you do not know how to clear server and proxy cache. Then here are the steps that you have to follow:

Clear WordPress Site Cache:

If you are using a WordPress cache plugin, then we are sure that you know how to clear WordPress site cache. However for a better guide, here are the steps you need to follow:

Step 1: First of all login to your WordPress dashboard.

Step 2: Now at the top of your screen you will get to see the cache plugin, so click on that. For example on my website, I am using Breeze cache plugin.

Step 3: Now you will get to see the clear cache option or Purge all cache. Simply click on that, and you are done.

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Once you are done clearing the cache, go ahead and refresh your website and see if it is working or not.

Clear Server Cache:

But what if you simply can’t access your WordPress admin dashboard. Then what can be done?

Well, there are quite a lot of WordPress hosting providers who offer their own control panel tools. And from there you will be able to clear the cache.

Just in case if you cant find your WordPress hosting’s cache clear tool. Then do ask your web hosting customer panel for a better assistant.

Clear Proxy Cache:

Just in case if you are using a Proxy network. Then you can also try clearing the proxy cache as well. For example, we are going to use Cloudflare for this tutorial:

Cloudflare:

Step 1: At first, you have to login to Cloudflare dashboard.

Step 2: Now from here you have to click on “Caching” option.

Step 3: In the end simply click on “Purge Everything” and you are done.

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Disabling your plugins:

Apart from the cache, another thing that can cause issues is the plugins. So you may try disabling them. However just in case if you face difficulties while login to the WordPress dashboard. Then here are the steps that you need to follow:

Step 1: First of all you have to login to your Cpanel.

Step 2: Now from here you have to access your File Manager.

Step 3: Then go to the public_html directory.

Step 4: Now from here you have to locate the wp-content folder and access it.

Step 5: Over here you will find the Plugins folder.

Step 6: Simply right click on the folder and rename it.

Step 7: Now check if this has fixed the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS error or not.

Step 8: If it has fixed the issue, then rename the folder back to plugins. And then access the folder. Now simply rename the folders one by one and check if your website is loading or not. Disabling your .htaccess file:

If the above mentioned steps do not work for you. Then the last thing that you could do is disable the .htaccess file of your website. To disable the .htaccess here are the steps that you have to follow:

Step 1: First of all login to your cpanel.

Step 2: Then access the File Manager option.

Step 3: Now go to the public_html folder.

Step 5: From Here you have to click on the settings and enable the Show Hidden Files (dotfiles) option.

Step 6: Now locate the .htaccess file.

Step 7: Right click on the .htaccess file and select rename.

In the end, try to load your website and see if it is giving the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS or not. If it is working fine, then right click on the .htaccess file and select edit. Then enter these following default .htaccess code and save it.

# 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

Then keep the name back to the .htaccess file and see if it is working or not. If nothing works for you, then do try contacting your web hosting customer care. Anway, if you have any more questions then do feel free to leave a comment below.

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