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[resolved] 403 errors on mp3 media only (4 posts)

  1. liltappinjen
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I uploaded an mp3 file on this site http://www.steveneiler.com but when I try to access the file (http://www.steveneiler.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/05-Rose-Rock.mp3) it returns a 403 Permission Denied.

    It doesn't appear to be a folder permission issue as I can access image files within the uploads folder with no issue.

    I just updated the Bulletproof plugin, but this is also the first mp3 file I've tried to upload to this particular site. I tried uploading the same mp3 file to a different WordPress installation with the .46.9 version and the file opens and plays fine.

    Could this be an issue with the .htaccess file?


  2. AITpro
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    It appears that it is working now. I was able to play the mp3 and also test that BPS is protecting the site. If you are still seeing a 403 error then try clearing your Browser Cache. Please confirm that everything is now working. Thanks.

  3. liltappinjen
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes, I discovered the issue was with the .htaccess file within the wp-content folder. It was only allowing certain file types so I removed that and all is working well now.

    Does Bulletproof only generate .htaccess files for the root and the wp-admin folder? I'd still like to pinpoint what generated those restrictions in the first place.

    Thanks for checking on this.

  4. AITpro
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes, BPS only generates .htaccess files in the Root and wp-admin folder so maybe another plugin that you have installed created an .htaccess file in your wp-content folder? Or maybe even the Theme you are using? You could try searching all your files for the search terms "mp3" or ".htaccess" to find the code that is doing this.

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