403 forbidden error in WordPress

June 1, 2017

WordPress is a very famous site which is used to create a blog online. It has a very large number of users all over the world due to its wonderful and unique features. It is a social networking site where you can contribute by writing patches, answering support questions, writing plugins and creating themes. The user-friendly features of WordPress are gaining much more popularity day by day.

However using word press you may have come across the 403 forbidden error several times. In such issues, you can take the support of WordPress technical support. They are right people to solve your problems. However, before taking their help, you should understand about this problem and reasons behind this. Such errors arise when the site has permission settings that are incorrect. Such errors can affect your reputation as a professional in your field as the people will not be able to access your content.

Different instances when WordPress user can see this 403 error.

  • 403 Forbidden – When Access denied on wp-admin or WordPress login page.
  • 403 Forbidden – during WordPress installation
  • Sometimes user only gets to see ‘Access Denied’ instead of full 403 Forbidden status.
  • 403 Forbidden error when user visiting any page on WordPress site or blog

The steps to sort out 403 forbidden error:-

  • First, of the user need to verify the plugins which can be done by using the simple steps.
  • For that, you have to deactivate all plugins that are installed on your WordPress site.
  • Then the user is suggested to reactivate one of the plugins on the site.
  • Then the user should visit the site to see if the error 403 is being displayed.
  • In the further steps, the user needs to repeat the above steps of reactivating the plugin and visiting the site to check error until the error is being displayed.
  • Now after finding the problematic plugin the user should change its configuration settings or remove it entirely.
  • A corrupt .ht access file could be the another common cause for 403 error. This could be fixed easily. The simple thing you have to do is to connect your website using an FTP client such as Filezilla or file manager in C-panel.
  • After that keep the .ht access file in the root folder of your WordPress site, then download, .ht access file to your computer and then delete it from the server.

The above steps will be beneficial and help you get rid of your problem. However, the best way to get the solution for all your complicated technical issue is to call the WordPress toll free number.

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