I have spent the day installing WordPress and uploading a theme - which all was working just fine UNTIL I tried to configure permalinks.
The permalinks page told me to add the code it produced to the htaccess file. I did not find a htaccess file in the directory where WP is installed so I created one with the required code and uploaded it. At that point I was no longer able to access any of my pages, including admin.
This is the error:
You don't have permission to access /news/wp-admin/ on this server.
Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
So I deleted the htaccess file I had just placed in the directory, but am still not able to access any of my pages. I am at a loss as to how to fix this.
Any help greatly appreciated. I can't bear the thought that I will have to spend another day installing this all over again!
Thanks in advance!