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Issues with Redirect file creating a Redirect loop
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Carolin
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September 22, 2013 - 5:44 pm
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Rick

I encountered a problem on the site we moved today.

When I tried to go to some  (not all, but several ) of the various blog posts I ended up getting an error message  -

I did not see this same error manifest on pages -- only blog posts that had redirection

On chrome the problem pages said "this webpage has a redirect loop"

--then on  Firefox -- it said

The page isn't redirecting properly
          Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.
       
  This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept
    cookies.

Obviously the 301 redirect file still must have some sort of strange issues that we did not uncover when the site was migrated --

To clear this problem up temporarily I took the .htaccess file and removed the redirect info that we had added from it totally   --

and reloaded up the original .htaccess file.

Now at least the site is functioning at the moment and not having the blog posts bog down and not resolve, and so far no more error messages are showing up- and the client has a site that is functioning,  which if it were not functioning, it would freak him out...

I don't think it is desirable to leave the redirect file info off the site permanently, as it will create too many 404 situations.

I did a double check on the 301 file data and honestly I can't see anything wrong ... I'm going to go through it again later on when I am a bit less blurry eyed from staring at this for so long and double check again, but at the moment I don't see anything wrong with it.

What do you suggest we might do on this issue ??

Thanks much.

Carolin Benjamin WordPress Design & Consulting

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The problem probably is that the original url for the post is the same (or virtually the same) as the new.  In those situations simply remove the redirect.

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I'll work on that idea and pull the URLs off that seem suspect and see what happens.

 

What do you think is the worst case scenario for the ones we are not able to redirect and that result in a 404?

How long would you estimate it might take for the search engines to pick up the new pages? Any idea?

 

This site is not one that has many external links on other sites for the pages that have changed. So it is not external links to other sites I would be worried about -- only the engines.

 

Thanks.

Carolin Benjamin WordPress Design & Consulting

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