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    I tried to install wp in

    Installation was successful – at first I could see the directory structure instead of the blog, so I followed my hosts directions to put a .htaccess in the root with specific commands to disable directory structure viewing..

    Now I get this:

    You don’t have permission to access /blog/ on this server.

    I searched the forums and found multiple problems and their solutions but none have worked for me, I tried changing permissions, I tried making an .htaccess file

    loading the /blog/index.php works fine. but when people type , shouldn’t it go to index.php automatically?

    Thanks for your help.

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  • whooami



    if you want help, please dont make people “look” for the url.

    what does your ROOT .htaccess have inside it? the one at the root of your site?

    Sorry about that!

    This is what the ROOT .htaccess has:

    Options Includes FollowSymLinks




    and is there a index.html, index.php, or index.htm in the root of your site?

    index.html right?

    In your root .htaccess, put this:

    DirectoryIndex index.html index.php

    Yes. index.html, that is what currently shows if you visit

    I will try that, thanks




    voila 🙂

    Wow, that works perfectly, thank you. How many others have this problem?
    whooami is a genius!

    Is it ok if I add you to my blogroll?

    As a side note, should I be worried about 777 permissions on my files? does that mean people can mess with them somehow?

    This just worked for me on a Windows install of Apache / WordPress. Any way WordPress could figure out whether php indexing is switched on when it is installed? This caused me a lot of frustration and I’d have never come up with this fix myself.

    This hasn’t fixed my problem – but it started happening as soon as I recompiled my PHP.

    The website declined to show this webpage
    HTTP 403
    Most likely causes:
    This website requires you to log in.

    I have a bad feeling that the PHP “make install” overwrote something, somewhere.

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