[resolved] 403 error on HOME link after moving WP to root folder (4 posts)

  1. befree22
    Posted 3 years ago #

    My WordPress install was in a subfolder and I moved it to the root folder last week. The subfolder was named /articles/.

    On this site, when you click the HOME button in the top navigation menu, I'm taken to a 403 error page and the url associated with this error page is the subfolder that WordPress was moved from. I ought to be redirected to the root url instead.

    In WordPress admin, I setup the HOME link as a static page which takes you here but the live site still has this subfolder associated with the HOME link.

    Could someone help me fix this issue? The /articles/ subfolder should not be displaying on the live site.

  2. Abhishek Ghosh
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Please read my previous reply carefully - http://wordpress.org/support/topic/slash-needed-when-moving-wp-to-the-root?replies=4#post-3674304

    403 means its pointing to a physical folder wrongly. You are using LiteSpeed Web Server, not Apache or Nginx.


    LiteSpeed Web Server is a paid software, if even following the right way does not solve the issue, there will probably be no support from regular WordPress volunteers. You have to ask your webhost to solve. WordPress uses GPL V2.0 License. The modules are different in each web server software and LiteSpeed Web Server is rarely used.

    More info on GNU GPL : http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/lgpl-2.0.html

  3. befree22
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Abhishek,

    The webhost was "able to find the culprit in the database" and fixed it. Now I'm experiencing something quite baffling on the site.

    All of the content in the top nav menu, left sidebar and main content is backwards. For example, if you visit this web page, you'll notice the following:

    a. The top navigation links are backwards -- the Home link ought to be listed 1st, About 2nd, ...
    b. The left sidebar icons and links are backwards -- the icons ought to be on the left and the icons on the right
    c. The main content on all pages are backwards -- the listed items show the items 1st and the numbers last.

    Have you ever seen anything like this? Can you help me fix it?

  4. befree22
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I fixed it after changing the doc declaration to:

    <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"

    Yesterday I'd added an older doc declaration which caused the backwards content issue.

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