How to Fix WordPress Login Page Refreshing & Redirecting Issue

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How to Fix WordPress Login Page Refreshing & Redirecting Issue

WordPress Login Page

Have you ever been caught in the frustrating loop of the WordPress login page? You enter your credentials, hit login, and the page just refreshes, leaving you back where you started. This common WordPress issue is known as the login page refreshing and redirecting issue, and in this article, we’ll explore some solutions to fix it.

Remember: Before making any changes, ensure you have a backup of your website. This will help you recover your site if something goes wrong during the troubleshooting process.

1. Clear Your Browser Cookies

WordPress uses cookies for login authentication, and sometimes, a problem with these cookies can cause the login page issue.

Solution: Clear your browser cookies and cache. After doing this, restart your browser and try logging in again.

2. Deactivate All Plugins

A poorly coded or incompatible plugin could cause the login page issue.

Solution: Access your website using an FTP client and navigate to the /wp-content/ directory. Here, you’ll find the plugins folder. Rename this folder to something like “plugins_old”. This will deactivate all your plugins. If you can log in now, one of the plugins was causing the issue. To identify the specific plugin, rename the folder back to “plugins” and reactivate each plugin one by one, checking the login page each time.

3. Revert to the Default Theme

If the problem isn’t with your plugins, your theme might be the culprit.

Solution: Using your FTP client, navigate to /wp-content/themes/ directory and rename your current theme’s folder. This will automatically revert your site to the default WordPress theme. If this allows you to log in, your theme was causing the issue.

4. Update Your Site URL

If you’ve recently changed your site’s domain or URL, it could cause the login page issue.

Solution: Define your site and home URL in the wp-config.php file using the following lines:

phpCopy codedefine('WP_HOME','http://example.com');
define('WP_SITEURL','http://example.com');

Replace “http://example.com” with your site URL.

Resolving the WordPress login page issue can be a little tricky, especially for beginners. However, with a bit of patience and the right steps, you can get back into your WordPress admin panel in no time.

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