Upon logging into my wp-admin page I was asked to upgrade WordPress, which I did. This did not seem to cause any issues.
I remembered that I had not backed up my site! So I installed the Backup plugin. Upon attempting to activate I was greeted by the following:
You don't have permission to access / on this server.
Additionally, a 403 Forbidden error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
I've gone in and deleted that plugin with FTP, but no change.
I googled around on this topic, and could not find any consensus on what the issue might be. There seemed to be a lot of discussion about .htc access, which I am pretty unfamiliar with. In case anyone cares, my .htc access file includes only the following
Deny from all
It is probably only a coincidence, but today I also received a very weird comment on the Hello World post that I thought was private or deleted. I was notified by WordPress about the comment and clicked on the link to moderate. Could I have been hacked?
The site is http://www.altwatt.com
Please help Obi-Wan!