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Help! Broken folder redirection in WordPress 3.1

February 24th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Personal

Update: I’ve changed my URL redirect to point to the default Blade Edge domain for now until I have more time to take this on after GDC, so the redirect loop isn’t reproducible anymore for the time being.

Any of my WordPress guru readers want to lend me a hand real quick? Here’s the deal – I auto-upgraded to WP 3.1 just a few minutes ago and upon trying to visit my MSEAirports site, which is the only one I’ve upgraded so far, I get the following error from Firefox:

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.

I have three domains on my server that point to three different WP installs. To maintain the root domain name when people visit the site I have an index.php file in my main web folder that contains the following code:

/* Short and sweet */
define('WP_USE_THEMES', true);

if ($_SERVER['SERVER_NAME'] == "") {
elseif ($_SERVER['SERVER_NAME'] == "") {
elseif ($_SERVER['SERVER_NAME'] == "") {

So with this code in place people can visit and not have the URL change to ( is the default domain all my other domains/subdomains point to)

However you’ll find that the latter works just fine, while the former no longer functions as it used to under the previous version of WordPress (3.0.5 I believe it was).

I’ve checked the index.php file in the /mseairports directory and there’s no change to the file structure, it just defines the theme and loads the blog header file exactly as I’m doing in the root index.php. I replaced the require() function in the if block with the require() function from if block and when you entered the Shrewsbury Gymnastics blog loaded up just fine.

Any ideas?

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