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How to Fix Redirect Loop Errors after Enabling SSL of Cloudflare

How to Fix Redirect Loop Errors after Enabling SSL of Cloudflare

Cloudflare is a reputed security and performance service with the Content Delivery Network (CDN) which is famed for website speed improvement. It also has a solution to control the number of visitors, prevent the DDoS attacks, and enhance your WordPress website security. Because of its advantages, more people are using Cloudflare.

However, after turning on SSL, one of Cloudflare’s services, some errors may happen sometimes. One of the most happened errors is Redirect Loop. In this post, we are going to solve this error, which means stop the Redirect Loop after enabling the SSL in Cloudflare.

Common Errors when Enable SSL of Cloudflare

When you enable the SSL of Cloudflare on your WordPress website, you may get some below issues:

  • Your website is not safe or the notice that your SSL is invalid;
  • Your WordPress site has Endless Redirect Loop;
  • ERR_TOO_MANY_REDIRECTS
  • The WordPress admin page has Redirect Loop;

Besides, you may get some other errors which we did not mention here. Because we are talking about the Redirect in this post, we just listed which ones relevant to it.

Solutions to fix Redirect Loop errors

There are loads of solutions to fix this error. You may search for them easily on Google. But, here are the easiest ways to do it. Let’s try these.

1. Change the SSL status

Go to your Cloudflare admin account and in the admin dashboard, change the SSL status from Full to Flexible in the SSL/TLS section.

Solutions to fix Redirect Loop errors

That’s all. This is the simplest and fastest way but does not ensure that it works all the time. If the errors still exist on your site, move to another one.

2. Request WordPress to run on HTTPS

You can do this method in cPanel or FPT. I will give you steps to do in cPanel because it is more popular.

Login to your account on your hosting page which you use for your website. Choose cPanel option.

Request WordPress to run on HTTPS

Click to File Manager in the cPanel dashboard.

Click to File Manager in the cPanel dashboard

In the list of the files shown on the screen, find wp-config.php and open it.

Fix Redirect Loop Errors after Enabling SSL of Cloudflare

Next, find this line of code in that file:

/*That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */

Then, insert this code $_SERVER['HTTPS'] = 'on' to the line before the above code like this:

$_SERVER['HTTPS'] = 'on';
/*That’s all, stop editing! Happy blogging. */

Fix Redirect Loop Errors

Save the file, and that’s done. Now, refresh your website and check it if the errors disappear or not.

Final Words

We hope you can solve all the errors of Redirect Loop on your website with the above simple ways. Errors usually go away when you apply these ways. Otherwise, you may look for another one or leave us your comment. We will provide more instruction in the next posts.

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