I tried recreating the .htaccess file as suggested in this page:
However, it didn't change anything. I realize I have already posted this as a comment in that topic, but I suspect most people assume it's old news...so, sorry to double post this. I think it really is a separate problem.
Here it is again:
What about 403? I am getting 403 errors when I try to access my static pages.
This is the error page:
You don't have permission to access /about/ on this server.
Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
I tried the above solution but it didn't work. WordPress did create a new htaccess file, but I still get the error. I was getting these errors before with the comments, and changed the chmod permissions to fix it, but as these are virtual folders, I can't do that. Any suggestions?
Update>>I checked the CHMOD again to make sure all the templates are 666, and they are.
You can see it happen at http://www.sarcenet.org. (Design is still wanky, sorry!)