Support » Plugin: Favicon by RealFaviconGenerator » Forbidden error for json file

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  • Plugin Author phbernard


    Hi Tony,

    I’m sorry you’re facing this issue.

    Which JSON file are we talking about? manifest.json? This is the Web App Manifest. As of today, only Android Chrome is using it. True: the official extension for this file is .webmanifest (not .json) and its MIME type is application/manifest+json. But unless your Web server already supports this, the .json extension is quite legit. It’s the one documented by Google for Android Chrome.

    But that doesn’t fix your problem 🙂

    Do you know why your Web server is raising this 403? Who/what did create this rule? What makes you think changing the location of the files might help? After all, you could well have a WP security plugin of some kind that thinks that all JSON files are bad and should be blocked.



    I’m not sure what rule is stopping it from being accessed. But if you could create an option to specify the install directory I could place the files in a directory that doesn’t have a rule preventing it. Is there a way I can change the install location of the icons and other files ?

    Plugin Author phbernard


    Ok, I get it. I can’t add this option right now, but it’s on the TODO list.

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