My IP address redirects automatically to wordpress doman name

February 16, 2019 403 views
WordPress Ubuntu 18.04

I have a problem which I have not managed to find by searching. I set up my wordpress website and restored it using a backup from plugin updraft plus. I restored the old database, and now I cannot access my website. The issue is ‘The page isn’t redirecting properly’. I have tried to access it via my droplet IP address, but this keeps redirecting to the web address and the loop continues. Is there a way I can access my wordpress installation by using the IP address and prevent the redirects? I have also tried adding /wp-admin and /wp-admin.php to the end of the urls, but have had no luck. Thanks

2 Answers


Connect to the DB using phpmyadmin or via mysql CLI and change these two rows in table wp_options:

select * from wp_options where option_name in ('siteurl','home');

| option_id | option_name | option_value          | autoload |
|        37 | home        | | yes      |
|         1 | siteurl     | | yes      |

Replace the domain name with your IP and that should do it.


FYI, @unixynet is correct. You can change this with the following MySQL queries:

UPDATE wp_options SET option_value = replace(option_value, 'http://www.oldurl', 'http://www.newurl') WHERE option_name = 'home' OR option_name = 'siteurl';
UPDATE wp_posts SET guid = replace(guid, 'http://www.oldurl','http://www.newurl');
UPDATE wp_posts SET post_content = replace(post_content, 'http://www.oldurl', 'http://www.newurl');
UPDATE wp_postmeta SET meta_value = replace(meta_value,'http://www.oldurl','http://www.newurl');

Ofcourse, change the “www.newurl” to the IP you would like to use.

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