I just added a new contact page on my blog, and I use the Contact Form 7 plugin. For some reason, when I go to my blog now, it constantly redirects to the new contact page! I looked at .htaccess files - nothing seem to have been changes. Anybody has any idea why this is happening?

Even when I remove the contact page, my blog still redirects to /blog/contact.

Edit: I managed to find the cause of the problem, and I posted a solution below.


After looking for the problem for a while, I decided to search in the MySQL database for the word "contact", and I noticed that a table called wp_redirection_items indeed contained an entry which redirected from /blog/ to /blog/contact. A quick Google search has led me to this page, explaining the problem - it's caused by the Redirection plugin's URL Monitoring feature. I ended up manually removing the offending entry from the database, and it solved my problem.


What settings have been set in the reading tab of the settings menu? if the radio button 'static page' is selected, switch it over to your latest posts

  • No, this was not it, I checked. I figured out what's wrong and I fixed it. I'll update the post. – Igal Tabachnik Jan 12 '11 at 9:44

I have deleted that entry from the table but my home page is still being redirected to a newly added contact me page. Any further help on this?

  • This is not a classic forum, you should not post a followup question as an "answer". Instead, use the "Ask Question" button at the top of this page. You can then delete this "answer" to keep the site clean. – Jan Fabry Jan 25 '11 at 9:09

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