We have just implemented a new WordPress site to replace our old site (same domain name as old site).
The old site was just an html site, so the homepage was index.htm
To redirect any links to the old site's homepage of index.htm, we set up the following line in the new site's htaccess file:
Redirect 301 /index.htm /
When we then try to visit the site normally using just the domain name, we get the following error:
"The page isn't redirecting properly.
Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete.
This problem can sometimes be caused by disabling or refusing to accept cookies."
This does not occur on our test server where we have the same web code, so we're at a loss at to what could be causing this error.