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  • Resolved music60


    Since changing permalink settings to “Month and name” the following problem occurs:

    1) Admin bar displaced from orginal position and now listed on the right hand side without any stylesheet taking effect

    2) Plugin WP Audio is no longer working, seems the Javascript files are also not linking properly.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks for your help

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  • esmi


    Forum Moderator

    Have you tried:

    – deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    – switching to the Twenty Ten theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

    resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

    Thanks esmi, I have tried your suggestions but same problem still persists. admin-bar is not loading correctly.

    From Safari script debugger on my site the following error occurs on load:

    Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 403 (Forbidden)

    admin-bar.css (location /wp-includes/css/admin-bar.css?ver=20110122)
    admin-bar.js (location /wp-includes/js/admin-bar.js?ver=20110131)
    l10n.js (location/wp-includes/js/l10n.js?ver=20101110)
    jquery.js (location /wp-includes/js/jquery/jquery.js?ver=1.4.4)
    jquery.fade.js (location /wp-content/themes/seven-five/scripts/jquery.fade.js)



    Forum Moderator

    Try resetting your custom permalinks back to the default setting. If this works, then set a custom permalink structure back up again.

    After changing permalinks back to the default settings, the site is still throwing 403 error for same files.

    My .htaccess file included below, is there a rule to allow CSS and Javascript files explicitly, that might resolve this problem?

    <IfModule mod_rewrite.c>
    RewriteEngine On
    RewriteBase /
    RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L]
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
    RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
    RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

    # BEGIN WordPress

    # END WordPress



    Forum Moderator

    No – there’s no such rule. And there’s nothing obviously wrong with your .htaccess file. Have you changed the permissions on any WordPress folders recently? Have your hosts?

    Thanks esmi. Current permissions settings are:

    Folder /wp-includes 755
    File /wp-includes/js/admin-bar.js 644

    Should they be different?



    Forum Moderator

    No but you might want to check the folder within wp-includes.

    Have checked all folders under /wp-includes and they have the same permissions settings (folder 755, file 644).

    Using “View source” on the home page, I can see all scripts and css links are generated correctly. Tested adding a simple alert inside jQuery’s document ready, only ‘B’ is fired. ‘A’ doesn’t get fired because the jQuery.js is blocked.

    <script type="text/javascript">
    			$.smoothAnchors(1000, "swing", false);

    How do I get around this 403 Forbidden issue? Please help ….

    This problem seems to be isolated to scripts located inside the /wp-includes directory.

    Everything under /wp-content are loaded fine. Thus /themes, /plugins are good.

    =/ Weird


    Restored /wp-includes directory with all it’s contents from the server back up and it fixed this problem.

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