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[Plugin: Better WP Security] Error 403 on localhost (2 posts)

  1. Agnes
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have a WP 3.4.2 install online and a local version which might not be as uptodate (3.4.1 I think).
    I periodically import locally my online DB so i can work things locally.
    My local site was working fine (on easyphhp) But I just did import my remote DB, and after that, I only can get 403 errors ont he site, directory, or any post/page.

    I very much suspect Better WP security as I had tuned it online recently. Could possibly some settings have caused some permission issues?

    I have tried revert to older DB, I have tried desactivate the plugin online and reimport: nothing solves the problem.
    Just before though my local site was working fine.

    My httpd.conf looks ok

    Alias "/www.toto.com" "D:/Documents/Mes Documents/Websites/www.toto.com"
    <Directory "D:/Documents/Mes Documents/Websites/www.toto.com">
    Options FollowSymLinks Indexes
    AllowOverride All
    Order deny,allow
    Allow from
    deny from all

    (Beside, I have other sites onon that localhost that work fine)

    My BWP security setup was based on no .htaccess modifications, so I had done it manually online but only ahve a basic WP version locally.

    My BWP settigns are quite conservative. I had not used the BWP option to prevent long URl strings. I had disabled directory browsing....

    Yet it seems importing this database screwed up something at some poitn...

    Any idea?


  2. Agnes
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Seems I had fto add to my httpd.conf file
    <directory "D:/Documents/Mes Documents/Websites/">
    allow from all

    Still I think it is related with BWP security because that is only difference with my others sites that worked while this one was not. So i give the tip if anyone bumps into the same...

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