I installed my plugin for one of my clients but I got a bug.

In my plugin settings page using the wordpress settings system, when I click on the submit button to activate a license key, the reditection is https://my-site/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=settings-my-plugin&tab=premium&action=activate

instead of https://my-site/wordpress/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=settings-my-plugin&tab=premium&action=activate

I searched the problem and this is the result :

echo '<form method="post" action="options.php">'; //initial code - wrong redirection

<input type="hidden" name="_wp_http_referer" value="/wordpress/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=settings-my-plugin&amp;tab=premium">//seems to be correct     

admin_url(); //write https://my-site/wordpress/wp-admin/

printf( '<form method="post" action="%soptions.php">', admin_url() ); //same redirection error


<IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off
    RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301]


# BEGIN s2Member GZIP exclusions
<IfModule rewrite_module>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /wordpress/
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (^|\?|&)s2member_file_download\=.+ [OR]
    RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} (^|\?|&)no-gzip\=1
    RewriteRule .* - [E=no-gzip:1]
# END s2Member GZIP exclusions
# BEGIN WordPress

# END WordPress


<?php //include_once("wordpress/index.php"); ?>

So, how can I resolved this problem to match with any admin url ?

  • I don't know why you are making things complex, why don't you move WordPress installation to /WordPress/ instead of root folder. Commented Jan 29, 2019 at 9:10
  • @ArvindSingh, It´s my client´s project. The ex-developer do this because he kept an old version in a folder on the root as well. But I already resolved it. You can see the solution here.
    – J.BizMai
    Commented Jan 29, 2019 at 12:21
  • @J.BizMai, could you add the solution as answer here and mark it as solved. So ppl don't need to follow links to other forum(s) and see the question has an answer.
    – Charles
    Commented Jan 30, 2019 at 5:58

1 Answer 1


The solution was :

  1. not use the index.php to include the folder /wordpress/
  2. not use wordpress/.htaccess
  3. use only .htaccess to point to subfolder

    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> 
        RewriteEngine On 
        RewriteCond %{HTTPS} off 
        RewriteRule ^(.*)$ https://%{HTTP_HOST}%{REQUEST_URI} [L,R=301] 
        RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www.)?my-site.com$ 
        #point to subfolder
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !^/wordpress/ 
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f 
        RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d 
        RewriteRule ^(.*)$ /wordpress/$1 
        RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^(www.)?my-site.com$ 
        RewriteRule ^(/)?$ wordpress/index.php [L] 

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