• Resolved webbicknl


    Hi there,
    On my WP-sites, when I search for words with special characters like “tëst” the result is a common white 403 server error page?! How can I fix this? I’ve been googling for quite a while but I cant find it 🙁


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  • Moderator James Huff


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    Are you using any security plugins? If so, deactivate those, and if the problem goes away, re-activate each one until you find the problem.

    If not, it’s a misconfiguration in your server’s security settings, likely a mod_security rule, which your hosting provider’s support can fix for you.

    Thread Starter webbicknl


    James, you are the man! 🙂

    My iThemes security plugin was the bad guy, specifically the setting for filtering non-english characters! Switched that off, all fine now.

    Thanks so much

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