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Joomla Site shows : Redirect Loop: Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete

Issue

When trying to access certain URLs within your Joomla site you may receive the error below.

Redirect Loop: Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete

Solution

In most cases this issue will be down to the SEF settings for your Joomla site. In my case I found that I had enabled SEF twice. Once as an additional component and again within "Site -> Global Configuration -> SEO Settings -> Search Engine Freindly URL`s".

I found disabling SEF from the main Joomla settings within Global Configuration and clearing the sites cache "Tools -> Clean Cache" resolved the Redirect Loop issue.

Please Note : This error can be caused by a number of different factors, and you may find that this solution may not work for you. 

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RDonato

R Donato

Rick Donato is the Founder and Chief Editor of Fir3net.com. He currently works as a Principal Network Security Engineer and has a keen interest in automation and the cloud.

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