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    I updated my 2.x wordpress today, not sure what it was running but it was quite old, to 2.21 today and now my dashboard says:

    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.
    Apache/1.3.36 Server at Port 80

    I’ve found a few people saying they had the same problems a few months ago, but no one said what the solution was really.

    Thanks in advance, for any help!


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  • Looks like something went wrong with the file permissions while uploading.

    Use your FTP client to change the permissions of all WP related files and folders to something like 755 (rwxr-xr-x) and use the option to apply that recusively so that subdirectories and files therein are also set with those permissions.

    The second error message means there’s a misconfiguration Apache’s config file. It can’t find the file it tries to load when it issues a 404 error.

    Ok, I marked my wp-admin directory as 755, and now it seems to bring in the theme I’m using from the main part of the site, and looks very bad….

    I somehow don’t think this is the solution 🙁

    Can anyone else suggest a fix? I’m currently running 3 blogs and all have the goofed up Dashboard, either they tell me Dashboard is having forbidden errors, or I get something like:

    Thanks for the help!


    go to your .htaccess and add the following lines:

    <Files index-extra.php>
    SecFilterInheritance Off

    Did you look for “dashboard shows my front page” in the last few hours of postings here. Did those fixes fail?

    ccoupe I searched what I could at the time I believe, but didn’t find anything that worked.

    eiramitak thanks! this worked!

    My FTP permissions are set to 755 for all wp directories, and I’ve tried both the htaccess file solutions.
    I still get forbidden, or with htaccess files, Internal Server Errors.
    I guess the next step is to contact my host? Any other ideas?

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

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