After upgrading to 2.5.5, the top right link that links & redirects to the client site is not working.

The link is there, and generates the correct URL, but redirect never happens and we're stuck with the blank page:


What could be causing this issue?

Thanks everyone!

P.S. Unfortunately none of the solutions at the related Control Panel (CP) Link Button is not working issue worked.


Okay - it turned out to be the .htaccess after all. Replaced previous rewrite that another developer had with this:

RewriteEngine On
RewriteBase /

RewriteCond $1 !\.(gif|jpe?g|png)$ [NC]
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f 
RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d 
# RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} !URL
RewriteRule ^(.*)$ index.php?/$1 [L]

And the CP link now links correctly out to the main site.


I've had a similar issue on a windows server only. Might that be related? Not an answer but it might narrow the issue down if so.

  • Thanks noregt. It's the same server (Unix) so that wasn't the case. Appreciate the feedback though! May 2 '13 at 14:56
  • Well I'll take a look at the .htaccess file too then!
    – noregt
    May 3 '13 at 12:08

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