WordPress Home Page Redirects To An Inner Page – What’s Wrong?

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This problem happened to me before, and I fixed it. Now it happens again, and I forgot what the solutions was. Frustrated So I better write something about it, for my own reference – and hopefully you will benefit from it too.

WordPress Problem

Whenever I try to access my blog’s home page, it redirects me to an inner page. Can’t get around it, and therefore: can’t see my home page. Nor can my website visitors, or the search engines.

A major issue…

Plugin Solution

After researching online a bit, I found this post called “What’s wrong with the WordPress Redirection Plugin?” – Posted on August 17, 2010 by IT. And yes, it provided me with the solution.

So, the Redirects plugin is broken.

But the solution to these faulty home page redirects:

Go to Tools –> Redirection –> Groups –> click “edit group” to the right of “Modified Post” –> uncheck the Enabled box and save it.

Redirection Plugin Problems - Home Page Wrong Redirect

click “edit group” to the right of “Modified Post”

Redirection Problems WordPress 3 - Disable Modified Posts Group

uncheck the Enabled box and save it

And after I made this change…voila! I could see my home page again!

Thanx, IT!

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NOTE:
I just found out that it looks like the plugin developer fixed it; the change log for release 2.1.29 (Sep 18, 2010) according to the WordPress Plugin Directory mentions:
>> Fix problem with custom post types auto-redirecting (click on ‘groups’ and then ‘modified posts’ and clear any entries for ‘/’ from your list)

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  1. hilary December 23, 2010
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