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Error 403 can't get in (4 posts)

  1. bear_56
    Posted 3 years ago #


    I added yesterday Better WP Security plugin and now my site says this

    Error 403


    You don't have permission to access /en/wp-admin/install.php on this server.

    I have changed back htaccess file and wp-config file, but it doesn't help.


  2. bear_56
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Another question, waht maybe cause that error is that what can I do if I added wrong ip -address to the allowed ip-addresses?

  3. bear_56
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have two separate wordpress-platform and sites running on a same database. The root has wordpress with Better WP Security and it's settings caused the 403 error at /en/-subfolder, which is running an english wordpress site. So I fixed the 403 error, but now it asks me to install wordpress. I had already deleted the plugin from the /en/ site, changed original htaccess and wp-config files too, but it didn't help. I also changed Authentication Unique Keys and Salts, does it cause the problem?

  4. bear_56
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Seems like no one is online. But the problem was at the prefix which was wp_english. I had changed it to new_english with Better WP Security and because the english wordpress is separately at /en/ folder it totally messed with the root prefix which is like my_. So the english site's prefix is now my_english. I changed it at the wp-config -file and the site is now up and showing. Almost yey! But... I can't get into wp-admin. It shows partly like upper admin menu, but when I click Dashboard it says ‘You do not have sufficient permissions to access this page.’

    I found a blog about it http://beconfused.com/2007/how-to-solve-you-do-not-have-sufficient-permissions-to-access-this-page-in-wordpress/

    But this gets out of my skills. So I'm not going to continue any further. Luckily this site is only my site, not my clients. I feel really scared to do anything with Better WP Security, if it can mess a site this badly. I know someone at the server host can help me to fix this, but think about all the lost time and headaches it can cause.

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