ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS error is one of the most familiar error in WordPress occurred due to server misconfiguration, redirection functionality of plugin or improper WordPress setting. This error makes your website look into redirection loop and the website will continue the redirection from one page to another. WordPress Plugins are the main cause of this error. This error is usually displayed in Google Chrome as “This Webpage has a redirect loop”. In Mozilla Firefox this error is displayed as “The page isn’t redirecting properly”. You can solve this error easily with the following steps.
  • Clearing Your Web Browser’s Cache
This issue may be fixed by clearing the cookies and cache of your web browser. In the WordPress caching plugin you can clear the cache in the WordPress admin page. If these ideas didn’t fix the error, you can go to next step.
  • Checking your WordPress URL Setting
This error can be solved by checking the URL setting of your WordPress. You can check the URL setting manually or through Administrator Dashboard.
  • Administrator Dashboard
Login into WordPress Admin Page and click General in the Settings option.


Check whether the WordPress Address (URL) and Site Address (URL) has the accurate information. The URL or address should be http://mydomain.com where mydomain.com is the actual domain name. After checking the URL save the changes with the Save Changes button.


  • Manually
If you can’t change the URL settings in WordPress Admin page, change the URL setting using wp-config.php file. This file can be edited through File manager or FTP client. To change the URL navigate to wp-config.php file and click edit option. Add the following lines in the file and use actual domain name in the place of mydomain.com.


Save the changes with the Save Changes button. Check whether the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS error is fixed or not.
  • Check Your Plugins
If the above steps doesn’t fix the error, then the error may be due to corrupted or outdated plugins. This issue can be solved by disabling them and accessing the website again. This can be done by Rename option which renames the plugin temporarily to Plugin_backup.


To save changes, click Save Changes button. After renaming the plugin go to the website, if the error is fixed then the reason for the error will be one or more corrupted or outdated plugins.

Remove those plugin and rename the folder to Plugins in each folder.
  • Check Your .htaccess file
You can also rename .htaccess file fix the ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS error. To do this select Rename option in your .htaccess file.


This file may have few incorrect redirection rules and that may be conflicted with some other rules. You are allowed to rename the file using Edit option.
# 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]
# END Wordpress
Replace contents of the .htaccess file with the above rules. If your website works with this rules then the error is caused by the incorrect .htaccess rules. After solving the error change the content to default rules.
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