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  • I’m getting a lot of these forbidden errors. In the dashboard I see this:

    Forbidden
    You don’t have permission to access /wp-admin/index-extra.php on this server.

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    and when I add a category to a post, I get:

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

    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    How might I go about resolving this?

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  • It usually is a permission problem. What is the permissions you have on your /wp-admin/ folder and the files inside it?

    Trent

    I can fix the first part…
    add the following to your .htaccess:

    <Files index-extra.php>
    SecFilterInheritance Off
    </Files>

    I have not figured out how to fix the category issue. I’m having the same problem.

    Actually, I found out what the issue is. It’s due to mod security installed on your server. You can fix it by adding this to your htaccess file:

    <IfModule mod_security.c>
    SecFilterInheritance Off
    </IfModule>

    I tried the htaccess file and get an internal server error after uploading. I have to delete it to get anything back, including the “Forbidden” dashboard.

    [my apologies for the redundant post, please ignore.]

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