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  • I would assume it’s my lack of knowledge of Apache at the moment, but help out a n00b will ya?
    So, WP is installed on my computer that is sitting right next to my left leg. I’m attempting to set up permalinks, but everytime I put the rules in, I get a 403 Forbidden Error.
    I’ve attempted to do it in an .htaccess file and in the <Directory></Directory> tags in my apache conf.
    My permalink string is set as: /archives/%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/
    No matter where I put it, I lock myself out and get a 403.
    Help? Thanks.

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  • Mark (podz)


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    403 is a permissions issue …
    Have you tried downloading any .htaccess, opening it up with Notepad / Wordpad, entering the rules, then ftp’ing it back to the WP dir ?
    .htaccess should be chmod’d to 644

    I don’t have to ftp anything. I have full physical access to the computer that’s running WP. Shell, and everything.
    There’s the other part I meant to put in but didn’t.
    Reading through apache docs, something said, if you have access to the apache conf, then put Override Rules in there, and not in an .htaccess, because the conf is a LOT more secure.
    I don’t really have any other .htaccess’es to test. My only one has IP deniers. I suppose I could try deny’ing my IP to test it, but that should give me the same 403 issue, so I don’t know if it’ll work or not :P.
    My .htaccess was 644, and again, even if I put the rules in the apache conf, I lock myself out.

    Has anyone else had a problem with this?

    yep, i have.
    same problems like you. either 403 or 500 error…
    can anyone help ?

    bump …. same problem here!

    Please go to post and have a look to see if it helps.

    Hi ya I was trying to download directX off of the microsoft website, but everytime I hit the download link, I get a 403 permission error. Infact I get this everytime I hit a download link. Anyone know what I can do to stop this?



    Thanks to the search, try this. I was going crazy until I found this gem!

    I’ve had the same issues as most here, here is what i found on:

    Try adding the following line at the top (the very first line) of .htaccess :
    Options +SymLinksIfOwnerMatch

    It seemed to work for me.

    Nothing I tried worked. It was 403, 403, 403. I tried everything above and then some.

    What worked was adding a word to the directory string. The pretty permalink string was:
    I put this as a custom string:

    Worked right away. Go figure.

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