WordPress – Login: Broken Admin CSS & Too Many Redirects

Problem: Login page either displays “Too Many Redirects” error message, or it actually logs in but the CSS is all fucked up and all the Admin pages are 404s. Ugh.

Solution (at least in my case): WPBeginner’s How to Add an Admin User to the WordPress Database via MySQL

After following their instructions, and trying to log in, I got the “You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page” error message. Ugh!

Then I realized I’d fucked up.

  • I had to replace their first example meta_key “wp_” prefix (wp_capabilities) with my own DB prefix. So I changed wp_capabilities to mycrazyassprefix_capabilities.
  • Same with their second meta_key example (wp_user_level), I had to change their “wp_” prefix to my specific prefix. So I changed wp_user_level to mycrazyassprefix_user_level.

Then I was able to log in. Beautimous!

I’m tellin you, WPBeginner knows their shit. I’ve come to trust them as a go-to resource!

2 Comments

  1. stitchilicious on September 14, 2016 at 7:53 am

    After automatic upgrade to 4.4.2, multisite administration dashboard cannot access to dashboard of secondary site. Chrome returns Too Many Redirect error message . The primary site works fine, secondary site display is corrupted due to images and css not found.

    • Reid Walley on September 25, 2016 at 12:53 am

      Sorry, I don’t know anything about Multisite WordPress stuff. I do know it’s extra complicated. Please check out the WPBeginner article I sited. Read through the Comments section; and pose a question there. They may have an answer.

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