I'm using the latest version of WP. I have a problem, where clicking the logout button from the admin panel redirects to a completely broken link:


As you can see, the domain is completely omitted from the link(in my case it's wp.localhost)

I will mention that this local WP site was "cloned" from a remote server, but i made sure to change the "siteurl" and "home" fields in the wp_options table, and everything else works just fine

Can somebody tell me, where the problem might be? Is there any other configuration field, that might be relevant to this?

  • Have you tried deactivating all plugins and/or switching to a default theme? Have you checked the wp-config.php file for special settings like WP_SITEURL? How about your .htaccess file - anything that's suspicious?
    – Sally CJ
    Sep 12, 2019 at 13:12
  • When you cloned the site, did you use a database migration plugin? Just changing those two options in the database isn't usually enough.
    – WebElaine
    Sep 12, 2019 at 14:09
  • Sally CJ: Deactivating plugins and switching to the default theme didn't help. Also i didn't see anything suspicious in .htaccess or wp-config.php. WebElaine: I didn't use migration tool. I just exported and imported my WP database. I think i also changed something besides those two options, but i don't remember what. Any ideas?
    – i.brod
    Sep 12, 2019 at 22:26
  • "clicking the logout button" - right-click on the button/link and inspect the HTML - does it point to the proper URL? If yes, which button exactly is that (screenshot will help)?
    – Sally CJ
    Sep 13, 2019 at 0:54
  • It's pointing to "wp.localhost/wp-login.php?action=logout..." I think the problem is in the redirecting that occurs AFTER the logout operation was successful, because clicking this link DOES invalidate the session, and i need to login again. I tried to follow the execution stack using XDEBUG, but didn't manage to pick up any clues...
    – i.brod
    Sep 13, 2019 at 11:01

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Found the answer. It is a bug in WordPress v5.2.3 affecting WordPress in Windows environments. Caused by backslashes in Windows paths that aren't stripped correctly

Details here: https://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/47980

I have tried the patch suggested and can confirm it solves the problem.


$location = '/' . ltrim( $path . '/', '/' ) . $location;


$location = '/' . ltrim( $path . '/', '/\\' ) . $location;

in /wp-includes/pluggable.php, line 1404

It says it will be fixed in version 5.2.4

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