[resolved] 403 security problem when swapping wordpress folder (4 posts)

  1. spark85
    Posted 3 years ago #


    Before starting, here are my system specs:

    I am running wordpress on the bitnami software stack for wordpress, versions 3.4.2. (Bitnami comes with it's own apache installation.)

    I have an interesting problem. I re-installed WordPress, and the installation was successful. However, I didn't want to lose the themes, plugins, and content I had from my old installation. So, I tried to swap out the 'apps/wordpress' folder. When I do this, I get a 403 security error. I gave all permissions to all the subfolders in my bitnami installation. Any ideas?


  2. jv8080
    Posted 3 years ago #

    David--Your best bet is to transfer the files at the wp-content folder to the new install and that should include all of your installed themes and plugins. For the content, you would have to use a database transfer program.

  3. spark85
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi jv8080,

    Thank you. That worked...I guess that makes sense. If you replace the wordpress install you would have to update the configuration and databases.

  4. jv8080
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Glad that worked.

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