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  • Hi

    All my dirs, subdomains etc. gives now error 403 after WordPress installation. The reason is .htaccess, so much I do know.

    RedirectMatch permanent ^/greyhound$
    # BEGIN WordPress
    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

    # END WordPress

    Any ideas how to fix that?

    Cheers, Jakke

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  • Here’s how I’ve always seen that done:
    RewriteRule ^greyhound/(.*)$ /$1 [R=301,NC,L]

    It basically just strips the string greyhoud out of it so if someone typed in
    it would take them to

    My mistake. That first line is one old rewrite rule. It must be ther cos out there is some links.

    Problem is that:

    WP is in the root (
    I have a subdomain ( and that is actually only one directory, /root/gallery
    Now that URL gives 403 error because of .htaccess by WP installation.

    I must put somekind of rewrite rule in the htaccess but no idea what.

    I realize that this is likely too late to help you, but for all those people that end up here, as I did, looking for an answer…

    If you install wordpress in your server root, and suddenly files that are in already-existing directories are returning 403 errors, go into that subdirectory, create an .htaccess file and type this in it:

    RewriteEngine off

    For example, my domain had an images folder in the subdomain. I installed WP and all the images from that directory were forbidden. I stuck an .htaccess file in the “images” directory, and then life was golden.

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