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  • I get this error, 403 Forbidden

    You don’t have permission to access /wordpress/wp-admin/options.php on this server.

    When I try to change the options on the general tab.

    I have already tried changing the chmod so of options.php and options-general.php and wp-admin so that they are writable and executable by me.

    I have tried to put a document with this
    # BEGIN WordPress
    <Files options.php>
    SecFilterInheritance Off
    # END WordPress

    and naming it .htaccess in the wp-admin folder, which is supposed to be the go around for mod_security.

    My server is using mod_security as one of their apache modules.

    I don’t know what else to do and i have read all the posts about error 403 Forbidden. Please help. Thanks so much.

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  • I see after 11 months nothing has happened with this. This happens to me all the time. I 5 wordpress sites and they all have this issue at one time or another. One fix was to wipe out my database and rebuild it. Also, wiped out all my plugins.

    It is frustrating me as know ever seem to help with this. There are mo posts like this with no response.

    Yes, I am very frustrated as it has happened again on a clean install with only the default installation.

    OK, I was really frustrated yesterday. I think I have isolated where the problem is. I believe it is with my ISP. I believe they are blocking posting javascript.

    I add text widget to my sidebar. I include the google adsense javascript and I get the 403 forbidden error. If I remove the javascript and put in html or plan text it loads just fine.

    I have now opened a ticket with my ISP to see if this is the case and if I get it resolved.

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