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I migrated my site to a new server. Everything seems to be fine, but the browser is redirected to the frontpage when I save configurations in either the "W3 Total Cache" plugin or in "Duplicate post" plugin. It does save the edits, but it´s annoing with the redirect.

For example when I press purge all caches from W3 Cache, it is redirected to

www.mysite.com/?w3tc_note=flush_all

I can´t find a solution that solves it. I tried with:

define('WP_HOME','http://example.com');
define('WP_SITEURL','http://example.com');

In my wp-config.php

And with these google results: Redirecting to home-page when saving any edited code https://wordpress.org/support/topic/wordpress-5-0-beta3-redirects-to-wp-admin-edit-php-after-hitting-enter-key/

I also looked at the wp_options in the DB. But seems allright.

I tried to change the wp permanent link options in the admin settings too.

The "Duplicate post" plugin was installed after the site migration.

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It's because you have set the Referrer Policy header incorrectly set in the W3TC page cache.

Referrer Policy
This header restricts the values of the referer header in outbound links.
**Directive: same-origin**

...will fix it. If your overall Directive is "same-origin" and you set the Referrer header to something different (such as "origin"), this error will occur. I changed mine to same-origin and the problem was immediately fixed.

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It is a bit hard to really know what is going on. But a best "guess" is that you have a plugin that is redirecting and/or conflicting with the theme. By process of elimination, I would deactivate all the plugins and see if the problem still exists. If it disappears, reactivate, one by one. Somewhere there is a conflict and doing a redirect.

A secondary effort would be, after all the plugins have been disabled and assuming it still exists, then change themes.

You have to narrow this down to the most basic element.

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  • Thanks! But after deactivating all plugins and switching to one of the twenty theme + deleting cookies, it still does the redirecting error :( Mar 8 '19 at 11:32
  • then I would be looking at some malware or changes to functions.php. Something is causes the redirect. Mar 8 '19 at 17:31
  • Thanks! I can´t see anything in the functions should be wrong though. And nothing else seems to be wrong. I also tried to look through the DB for any hardcoded URLs Mar 12 '19 at 10:23
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Okay, I found a solution. To anyone in the future having this problem here's what i did:

  • I used the plugin "Duplicator" and made a package of the site.
  • Then i downloaded the installer and the archive.
  • I then deleted everything in the database and on the ftp.
  • Then I transfered the archive and installer file to the FTP and run the installer.php

Now everything works again :)

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